OCDC Task Force – Quarterly Trends Analysis

Corrections

Ottawa-Carleton Detention Centre

Quarterly Trends Analysis - Q1 2016/17 (April 1, 2016 – June 30, 2016)


Numbers reflect averages of daily bed utilization reports for time period identified.


Average Counts

  • The average daily count over the first quarter of fiscal year 2016/17 has dropped from 100.0% utilization rate to 90.4% utilization rate.
  • The most significant reduction can be seen in the provincial sentenced offender count which dropped from 123 in 2015/16 to 58 in the first quarter of 2016/17.
Average Daily Count by Status - Total
Fiscal Year Remand Provincial
Sentence
Intermittent
Sentence*
Federal
entence/NPV
Immigration
Hold
Other TOTAL
COUNT
2015/16 380 137 39 13 11 1 559
2016/17 1st Q 344 68 47 14 12 1 460

Utilization Rate:
2015/16 - 100%
2016/17 (Q1) - 90.4%

* Intermittent average is calculated from the number of weekend days (Saturday, Sunday, Monday) in the year, not the total days in the year.


Average Daily Count by Status - Males
Fiscal Year Remand Provincial
Sentence
Intermittent
Sentence*
Federal
Sentence/NPV
Immigration
Hold
Other TOTAL
COUNT
2015/16 352 123 35 11 10 1 511
2016/17 1st Q 316 58 39 13 9 1 414

Utilization Rate:
2015/16 - 101.7%
2016/17 (Q1) - 91.3%

* Intermittent average is calculated from the number of weekend days (Saturday, Sunday, Monday) in the year, not the total days in the year


Average Daily Count by Status - Females
Fiscal Year Remand Provincial
Sentence
Intermittent
Sentence*
Federal
Sentence/NPV
Immigration
Hold
Other TOTAL
COUNT
2015/16 28 14 4 1 2 0 47
2016/17 1st Q 28 10 9 1 3 1 47

Utilization Rate:
2015/16 - 84.3%
2016/17 (Q1) - 83.2%

* Intermittent average is calculated from the number of weekend days (Saturday, Sunday, Monday) in the year, not the total days in the year


Specialized Units

Although it appears as though the segregation count has increased in Q1 of 2016/17, and the Special Needs count has decreased, the change in number is due to a change in the way that segregation space was identified and, as a result, reported. This change does not reflect a change in the conditions of confinement, rather a change in administrative tracking.

More accurate trend analysis will be possible as future data is reported using this consistent definition of segregation space at OCDC.

Average Count: Specialized Units - Male
Fiscal Year Protective Custody Special Needs Medical Segregation TOTAL COUNT
2015/16 190 22 8 35 511
2016/17 1st Q 149 1 6 67 414
Average Count: Specialized Units - Female
Fiscal Year Protective Custody Special Needs Medical Segregation TOTAL COUNT
2015/16 0 2 0 1 47
2016/17 1st Q 0 2 0 1 46
Average Count: Specialized Units - Total
Fiscal Year Protective Custody Special Needs Medical Segregation TOTAL COUNT
2015/16 190 25 8 36 559
2016/17 1st Q 149 4 8 68 460

Admits

Admissions with an initial status of ‘remand’ accounted for approximately 73% of all admissions, which is consistent with historical patterns.

Admissions by Gender and Status - 2015/16
Initial Admission Reason Males Females Total
Remand Total 2,967 518 3,485
Sentenced 804 106 910
Federal 155 14 169
Immigration 61 33 94
Conditional Sentence Breach 1 0 1
Other Province 87 0 87
YJS Transfer 1 1 2
Other Admits 27 2 29
Total 4,103 674 4,777
Admissions by Gender and Status - Q1 2016/17
Initial Admission Reason Males Females Total
Remand Total 715 131 846
Sentenced 173 39 212
Federal 36 2 38
Immigration 18 12 30
Conditional Sentence Breach 1 0 1
Other Province 18 0 18
YJS Transfer 0 0 0
Other Admits 6 3 9
Total 967 187 1,154
Admissions Status by Proportion of Total Admissions - 2015/16
% Total Admissions Males Females Total
Remand Total 72.3 76.9 73.0
Sentenced 19.6 15.7 19.0
Federal 3.8 2.1 3.5
Immigration 1.5 4.9 2.0
Conditional Sentence Breach 0.0 0.0 0.0
Other Province 2.1 0.0 1.8
YJS Transfer 0.0 0.1 0.0
Other Admits 0.7 0.3 0.6
Total 100.0 100.0 100.0
Admissions Status by Proportion of Total Admissions - Q1 2016/17
% Total Admissions Males Females Total
Remand Total 73.9 70.1 73.3
Sentenced 17.9 20.9 18.4
Federal 3.7 1.1 3.3
Immigration 1.9 6.4 2.6
Conditional Sentence Breach 0.1 0.0 0.1
Other Province 1.9 0.0 1.6
YJS Transfer 0.0 0.0 0.0
Other Admits 0.6 1.6 0.8
Total 100.0 100.0 100.0

Admit Alerts

For the first quarter of fiscal year 2016/17, the proportion of admissions with a mental health alert for males was 28.9%, which is slightly above the 2015/16 average of 25.9%. This proportion has been steadily increasing since 2008. Please note: a mental health alert does not necessarily mean there has been diagnosis of a mental health concern.

For the first quarter of fiscal year 2016/17, the proportion of admissions with a mental health alert for females was 42.2%, which is below the 2015/16 average of 50.4%. The proportion at 42.2% is fairly consistent with the proportion of admissions with a mental health alert since 2010. Please note: a mental health alert does not necessarily mean there has been diagnosis of a mental health concern.

The proportion of admissions with other alerts (Domestic Violence, Substance Abuse, Security Threat Group) remained fairly consistent with 2015/16 averages in the first quarter of 2016/17.

Select Alert Types: % of Total Admissions - Male
Fiscal Year Mental Health Domestic Violence Substance Abuse Security Threat Group TOTAL ADMISSIONS
2015/16 25.3% 27.5% 43.8% 3.8% 4,103
2016/17 Q1 28.9% 26.5% 43.5% 5.6% 967
Select Alert Types: % of Total Admissions - Female
Fiscal Year Mental Health Domestic Violence Substance Abuse Security Threat Group TOTAL ADMISSIONS
2015/16 50.4% 22.1`% 63.2% 2.2% 674
2016/17 Q1 42.2% 21.4% 62.6% 0.5% 187

Sentenced Admissions

The proportion of sentenced admissions for males decreased slightly from an average of 19.6% in 2015/16 to 17.9% in Q1 2016/17.

The proportion of sentenced admissions for females increased from an average of 15.7% in 2015/16 to 20.9% in Q1 2016/17.

Overall, the proportion of sentenced admissions for Q1 2016/17 (18.4%) has remained comparable to annual averages in 2014/15 (20.5%) and 2015/16 (19.0%).