Question #86: The Sheriff estimates federal inmate per diem income for FY18 at $60,000 above the number in the Manager's proposed budget. Can you validate that number? What is the recent history?

FY 2018 Question #86: The Sheriff estimates federal inmate per diem income for FY18 at $60,000 above the number in the Manager's proposed budget. Can you validate that number? What is the recent history?

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Question:

The Sheriff estimates federal inmate per diem income for FY 2018 at $60,000 above the number in the Manager's proposed budget.  Can you validate that number?  What is the recent history of federal per diem income?

Response:

The Sheriff's Office has a contract with the federal government to provide a minimum of 150 prisoners for $6.13 million in revenue per year. Any revenue received above that amount is due to prisoners housed above the guaranteed amount. An additional $60,000 would increase the FY 2018 budget to $6.42 million. The City collected $6.41 million in FY 2016 but typically higher than that in prior years as listed below.

2-year average (FY15-16) = $6.50 M

3-year average (FY14-16) = $6.49 M

4-year average (FY13-16) = $6.53 M

5-year average (FY12-16) = $6.60 M

The FY 2017 approved budget includes the $6.13 million in guaranteed federal prisoner per diem revenue and an additional $100,000 for prisoners from other local governments. For the FY 2018 proposed budget, the Sheriff’s Office offered a $135,000 revenue increase as part of their General Fund reduction target, which OMB added to the FY 2017 budgeted amount of $6.23 million for an FY 2018 proposed amount of $6.36 million. Following the release of the proposed budget, the Sheriff’s Office advised OMB that their intent had been to increase FY 2018 revenue by $135,000 above the guaranteed baseline, not the FY 2017 budget. Currently the proposed amount budgeted is $100,000 higher than submitted by the Sheriff’s Office.


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