OCDC Task Force – Quarterly Trends Analysis 2016/17 Q2

Corrections

Ottawa-Carleton Detention Centre

Quarterly Trends Analysis - Q2 2016/17 (July 1, 2016 – September 30, 2016)


Average Counts

  • The average daily count over the second quarter of fiscal year 2016/17 increased slightly over the first quarter from a 90.4% utilization rate to a 92.1% utilization rate.
  • Overall, there was an increase during the second quarter in the average male count (95.2% utilization) that was offset by a decrease in the average female count (67.0% utilization).
Average Daily Count by Status - Total
Fiscal Year Remand Provincial
Sentence
Intermittent
Sentence*
Federal
Sentence/NPV
Immigration
Hold
Other TOTAL
COUNT
Utilization
Rate
2015/16 380 137 39 13 11 1 559 100.0
2016/17 1st Q 344 68 47 14 12 1 460 90.4
2016/17 2nd Q 350 79 34 11 12 1 469 92.1

* 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
Utilization
Rate
2015/16 352 123 35 11 10 1 511 101.7
2016/17 1st Q 316 58 39 13 9 1 414 91.3
2016/17 2nd Q 327 72 30 10 10 0 431 95.2

* 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
Utilization
Rate
2015/16 28 14 4 1 2 0 47 84.3
2016/17 1st Q 28 10 9 1 3 1 47 83.2
2016/17 2nd Q 24 8 3 1 2 1 38 67.0

* 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

  • Overall, the average daily count in the specialized units at OCDC increased by 2.4% during Q2 of the 2016/17 fiscal year.
  • The average daily count in segregation increased by 8.8% while the average daily count in the special needs unit increased from an average of 4 in first quarter to 8 in the second quarter of the 2016/17 fiscal year.
  • 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
2016/17 2nd Q 145 6 7 72 437
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
2016/17 2nd Q 0 1 0 2 34
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
2016/17 2nd Q 145 8 7 74 471

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 -  Please note that initial admission reason captures only the legal document that an inmate is admitted to custody on. It does not capture change in status (e.g. if an inmate is admitted on a remand warrant and the status changes to sentenced, the inmate is counted only in the remand total).

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 - Q2 2016/17
Initial Admission Reason Males Females Total
Remand Total 705 143 848
Sentenced 164 23 187
Federal 47 3 50
Immigration 18 9 27
Conditional Sentence Breach 0 0 0
Other Province 15 0 15
YJS Transfer 1 0 1
Other Admits 6 1 7
Total 956 179 1,135
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 - Q2 2016/17
% Total Admissions Males Females Total
Remand Total 73.7 79.9 74.7
Sentenced 17.2 12.8 16.5
Federal 4.9 1.7 4.4
Immigration 1.9 5.0 2.4
Conditional Sentence Breach 0.0 0.0 0.0
Other Province 1.6 0.0 1.3
YJS Transfer 0.1 0.0 0.1
Other Admits 0.6 0.6 0.6
Total 100.0 100.0 100.0

Admit Alerts

For the second quarter of the 2016/17 fiscal year, the proportion of admissions with a mental health alert for males was 27.3%, which is still slightly above the 2015/16 proportion of 25.3%. 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 second quarter of the 2016/17 fiscal year, the proportion of admissions with a mental health alert for females was 52.2%, which is consistent with the 2015/16 proportion of 50.4%. 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 proportions 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
2016/17 Q2 27.3% 24.3% 46.2% 2.9% 956
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
2016/17 Q2 52.5% 18.4% 60.3% 1.7% 179

Sentenced Admissions

The proportion of sentenced admissions for males decreased slightly from a proportion of 19.6% in 2015/16 to 17.2% in Q2 2016/17.

The proportion of sentenced admissions for females decreased from a proportion of 15.7% in 2015/16 to 12.8% in Q2 2016/17.

Overall, the proportion of sentenced admissions for Q2 2016/17 (16.5%) has decrease in comparison to the annual proportions in 2014/15 (20.5%) and 2015/16 (19.0%).