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SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF PROBATION, PAROLE AND PARDON SERVICES Sentencing Reform Commission February 26, 2009 SC Department of Probation, Parole and.

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1 SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF PROBATION, PAROLE AND PARDON SERVICES Sentencing Reform Commission February 26, 2009 SC Department of Probation, Parole and Pardon Services

2 SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF PROBATION, PAROLE AND PARDON SERVICES To prepare offenders under our supervision toward becoming productive members of the community; To provide assistance to the victims of crimes, the courts and the Parole Board; and To protect public trust and safety. PPP Mission PREPARE PROVIDE PROTECT

3 SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF PROBATION, PAROLE AND PARDON SERVICES 409 certified Probation and Parole Agents 46 counties offices & 3 satellite offices Agents are Class-1 Law Enforcement Officers Agents are armed and have power of arrest Offender types range from misdemeanents to violent felons PPP Overview

4 SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF PROBATION, PAROLE AND PARDON SERVICES Active Offender Population as of 12/31/08 Probation26,943 Parole1,730 Youthful Offender Release2,002 Community Supervision and Supervised Furlough-2A 1,264 NGRI (Not Guilty By Reason of Insanity) 139 DJJ49 Total Active Population32,127

5 SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF PROBATION, PAROLE AND PARDON SERVICES Jurisdictional Offender Population as of 12/31/08 Total Active Population32,127 Absconded5,956 Federal152 Institutionalized4,408 Out of State1,329 Misdemeanor Out of State108 Pending3,258 Track56 Total Jurisdictional Population 47,394

6 SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF PROBATION, PAROLE AND PARDON SERVICES Offender Demographics as of 12/31/08 Non-violent92% Violent8% Age 25 & over80% Age 24 & under20% Male80% Female20% Race/Black54% Race/White45% Race/Other1% Registered Sex Offenders (1,206)3.8%

7 SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF PROBATION, PAROLE AND PARDON SERVICES PPP Offender Offenses Top Offenses Offenders under PPP supervision by frequency Offense # of Active PPP Offenders Assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature - ABHAN 2,719 Possession of less than one gram of meth. Or cocaine base, 1st offense 1,959 Burglary (non-violent (After 6/20/85) – second degree 1,849 Manufacture, possession of other substance in schedule I, II, II – 1st offense 1,344 Manufacture, possession with intent to distribute narcotic drugs in schedule 1b, 1c, LSD, cocaine – 1st offense 1,229 Forgery, value less than $5,0001,171

8 SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF PROBATION, PAROLE AND PARDON SERVICES PPP Offender Offenses Top Violent Offenses Offenders under PPP supervision by frequency Offense # of Active PPP Offenders Burglary – Second Degree300 Armed Robbery288 Assault and Battery with Intent to Kill (ABWIK) 286 Murder227 Criminal Domestic Violence of a High and Aggravated Nature 207 Burglary – First Degree130

9 SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF PROBATION, PAROLE AND PARDON SERVICES Offender / Agent Ratio (Active Offenders to Caseload Agents) StateOffender To Agent Ratio Reporting Period FLORIDA88OCT 08 GEORGIA93NOV 08 KENTUCKY96FY 07 LOUISIANA115FY 08 SOUTH CAROLINA104JAN 09 TENNESSEE115FY 08

10 SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF PROBATION, PAROLE AND PARDON SERVICES Special Programs (as of December 2008) Electronic Monitoring/Home Detention266 GPS Total198 GPS Offenders in Track Status56 Jessie’s Law Offenders on GPS134 Ignition Interlock Device Program (sentenced to IIDP as of Feb 2009) 1,239

11 SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF PROBATION, PAROLE AND PARDON SERVICES Standard Supervision22,930 High Supervision6,906 Intensive Supervision1,054 Sex Offender Supervision (Active Sex Offense) 902 NGRI (Not Guilty By Reason of Insanity) 135 Pending Out-of-State200 Total32,127 Offender Supervision Types

12 SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF PROBATION, PAROLE AND PARDON SERVICES Parole Rates-Calendar Year 2005 – HeardParoledRate Non-Violent3, % Violent1, % Total5,0291,22624% 2006HeardParoledRate Non-Violent3, % Violent1, % Total5, % 2007HeardParoledRate Non-Violent3, % Violent1, % Total4, % 2008HeardParoledRate Non-Violent3, % Violent1,121979% Total4, %

13 SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF PROBATION, PAROLE AND PARDON SERVICES Average Length of Supervision Calendar Year 2008 Supervision Time: 60 Months or Less Probation22 Months Parole22 Months YOA21 Months

14 SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF PROBATION, PAROLE AND PARDON SERVICES South Carolina National Probation 66%58% Parole 77%45% Source of National Data: Bureau of Justice Statistics Probation and Parole in the United States, 2006 Offender Success Rates Calendar Year 2008

15 SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF PROBATION, PAROLE AND PARDON SERVICES SuccessfulUnsuccessfulTotal TechnicalNew Offense Probation66%30%4%100% Parole77%20%3%100% YOA42%52%6%100% Closure Rates Calendar Year 2008

16 SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF PROBATION, PAROLE AND PARDON SERVICES Drug Testing Overview Total Active Offenders Total Tests Conducted Offenders Tested Total Positive Tests % of Offenders Testing Positive 2009 To date 32,1482, % /08 32,127101,09514,7469, % /07 32,739106,28715,88410, % /06 32,009108,70717,52712, %

17 SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF PROBATION, PAROLE AND PARDON SERVICES Probation Supervision Parole Supervision Intensive Supervision Home Detention / Electronic Monitoring DNA Testing Investigations SPICE (Self Paced In Class Education) Program “On-the-Outside” Mentoring Program Parole Employment Program (Voc Rehab) Service Referrals (employment, education, drugs, mental health) Public Service Employment Sex Offender Management Program Volunteer and Intern Services Program Supervision Components

18 GPS COURTROOM LIVESCAN MOBILE ELECTRONIC MONITORING Technology IGNITION INTERLOCK GRANT FUNDED INITIATIVES PROVIDED THE FOUNDATION FOR THE DEPARTMENT’S INTRODUCTION OF NEW TECHNOLOGIES.

19 Offender Population Map by County


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