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Public Safety Final 12-08-10 -   1.1.b - Rate of Violent Infractions per 100 in Major Prisons

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Public Safety Final 12-08-10
1. Prison Operations
2. Community Corrections
3. Emergency Readiness
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1.1.b - Rate of Violent Infractions per 100 in Major Prisons

Are we reducing violent infractions within the prisons?

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Data Notes


Data Source:

Offender Management Network Information (OMNI)

Measure Definition:

Rate per 100 offenders who were found guilty of a violent infraction.

Target Rationale:

Target area is the rate of 0.8 – 1.0 violent infractions per 100 offenders. Target area is based on the lowest rate, experienced in November 2005.

Link to Agency Strategic Plan:

Maintain core correctional operations


Violent infractions are a measure of the management, security and control within a prison.  Prison violence has direct influence on the safety of staff, offenders and the public.

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 Summary Analysis

1.1.b Analysis.htm

Data shows positive indicators of violence reduction at Major prisons.


Several facilities have achieved benchmarks in reaching the goal of 1 violent infraction per 100 offenders:


·         Monroe Corrections Complex was at or below target in 11 of past 12 months

·         Airway Heights Corrections Center was at or below target in 8 of past 12 months

·         Stafford Creek Corrections Center was at or below target in all 12 months

·         Washington State Penitentiary with consistently the highest rate of violence has been at or below target 4 consecutive months

·         Washington Correction Center and Clallam Bay Correction Center continue to trend significantly downward.


Three key initiatives were implemented in FY08 Q4 to address an upward trend and spikes of violence:

·         Security Threat Group (STG) management strategy

·         Identifying, documenting and separating STG affiliates at Reception Centers

·         Opt-out and targeted interventions

·         Violence reduction plans developed locally at prisons

·         Violence reduction planning committees

·         Violence related information and reduction strategies widely shared with staff 

·         Offender involved violence reduction projects

·         Quarterly Prisons Division GMAP reports have now been implemented – (conducted each year in February, May, August and November)

·         Prison specific trend data, performance targets, focusing questions and report format are developed by DOC Planning and Research for consistency in performance measurement

·         Analysis reports and action plans are developed at each prison

·         Reports are used by local and division prison administrators for planning purposes

Since implementation of these initiatives the agency has maintained a reduced and stable violent infraction rate with the overall rate for the agency being at or below target level in 8 of the past 12 months, with major facilities at 9 of the past 12 months.


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·         Rate of Violent Infractions at Each Facility