State Board of Corrections

Purpose and Goals

  1. Purpose of the board. The purpose of the board is to develop and implement a unified correctional system that demonstrates sound fiscal management, achieves efficiencies, reduces recidivism and ensures the safety and security of correctional staff, inmates, visitors, volunteers and surrounding communities.
  2. State goals. The board shall develop goals to guide the development of and evaluate the effectiveness of a unified correctional system. The board shall present its goals for review and approval by the joint standing committee of the Legislature having jurisdiction over criminal justice and public safety matters. The goals must include benchmarks for performance in the following areas:
    • Recidivism reduction;
    • Pretrial diversion; and
    • Rate of incarceration.

Responsibilities and duties

  1. Manage the cost of corrections.  
  2. Determine correctional facility use and purpose.
  3. Adopt treatment standards and policies.  
  4. Certificate of need.  
  5. Administrative duties.  
  6. Receive and review recommendations.  

Full Text of Authorizing Legislation

Questions and Comments can be emailed to the Assistant to the Board