Research, Analysis & Evaluation

Required under Public Act 05-249, the purpose of the Monthly Indicators report is to monitor trends in admissions and releases from the correctional population in order to assess and evaluate the implications as they affect the statewide policy to reduce prison and jail overcrowding.
Criminal Justice
Criminal Justice Policy and Planning Division Calendar
Monthly Indicators
These reports are a collaborative product of the Forecast/Research Workgroup and the co-facilitation efforts of the Research, Analysis & Evaluation Unit and Central Connecticut State University.

The reports below are presented in reverse chronological order, so that the most current version is listed first. The documents are available in Adobe PDF format.  To view these documents either get the Adobe Reader OR use the Adobe PDF Converter.
2008 Reports
 2007 Reports
2006 Reports
Historical perspectives, supportive data and additional analysis pertaining to these statutorily required indicators will be forthcoming.
Monthly Indicators

As defined by statue, there are six areas, or eight indicators of prescribed content for these reports that are listed as follows:

  1. Admissions to Correctional Facilities
    (A) Directly from Courts
    (B) On Account of Parole Revocation (Community Returns)
    (C) On Account of Probation Revocation (Violations of Probation – VOP)

  2. Department of Correction Releases and Discharges
    (A) The Number of Releases on Parole and to Other Forms of Community Supervision and Facilities

  3. Granting of Parole
    (A) The Rate of Granting Parole

  4. Offenders Sentenced to Probation and Referrals to CSSD Community Placements
    (A) The Number of Probation Placements and Placements to Probation Facilities

  5. Current Prison Population
    (A) The Prison Population

  6. Six month Forecast of the Prison Population
    (A) The Projected Prison Population
In addition to the required content above, there are several APPENDICES that provide the reader with more detailed information about the context and definition of terms, counting rules to describe the exact derivation of figures, and historical perspectives for a broader understanding of the changing environment.

The Connecticut Criminal Justice System Flowchart provides a summary of the Connecticut criminal justice system. Unlike many states that have county governments, the majority of agencies within the criminal justice system are State agencies. The one exception is law enforcement, where there are over 90 local police departments in addition to the Connecticut State Police.

Connecticut Criminal Justice System Flowchart provides an overview of the flow of admissions and releases throughout the Connecticut criminal justice system on an annual basis.