OCDC Task Force – Quarterly Trends Analysis 2016/17 Q3-Q4

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Ottawa-Carleton Detention Centre

Quarterly Trends Analysis - Q3 and Q4 2016/17 (Oct. 1, 2016 – March 31, 2017)


Average Counts

  • The average daily count over the third and fourth quarters of the 2016/17 fiscal year decreased slightly over the first two quarters, with utilization rates at 91.0% and 89.9% for Q3 and Q4 respectively.
  • Overall, there was a marked decrease in average utilization rates between fiscal year 2015/16 and fiscal year 2016/17, with the average utilization rate falling from 100% to 89.8%.
Average Daily Count by Status - Total
Fiscal Year Remand Provincial
Sentence
Intermittent
Sentence*
Federal
Sentence/NPV
Immigration
Hold
Other TOTAL
COUNT
Utilization
Rate
2015/2016 380 137 39 13 11 1 559 100.0
2016/2017 337 76 38 12 12 2 454 89.8
2016/17 Q1 344 68 47 14 12 1 460 90.4
2016/17 Q2 350 79 34 11 12 1 469 92.1
2016/17 Q3 341 80 36 10 15 2 463 91.0
2016/17 Q4 315 74 34 12 9 1 426 89.8

* 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
2015/2016 352 123 35 11 10 1 511 101.7
2016/2017 314 67 33 11 10 1 415 92.3
2016/17 Q1 316 58 39 13 9 1 414 91.3
2016/17 Q2 327 72 30 10 10 0 431 95.2
2016/17 Q3 317 71 32 9 11 1 423 93.4
2016/17 Q4 294 67 33 11 8 1 394 89.3

* 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
Utilization
Rate
2015/2016 28 14 4 1 2 0 47 84.3
2016/2017 24 9 4 1 2 1 39 69.7
2016/17 Q1 28 10 9 1 3 1 47 83.2
2016/17 Q2 24 8 3 1 2 1 38 67.0
2016/17 Q3 23 10 4 1 4 1 40 71.4
2016/17 Q4 21 8 2 1 1 0 32 57.3

* 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 decreased from 72 to 64 between Q2 and Q4.
  • When comparing annual averages between the 2015/16 and 2016/17 fiscal years, it appears as though the average count in Segregation nearly doubles, while the average count in the Special Needs beds drops by over 75%. As noted in the Q2 Quarterly Trends Analysis document, this change does not reflect a change in the conditions of confinement, rather a change in administrative tracking.
Average Count: Specialized Units - Male
Fiscal Year Protective Custody Special Needs Medical Segregation TOTAL COUNT
2015/2016 190 22 8 35 511
2016/2017 142 5 7 68 415
2016/17 Q1 149 1 6 67 414
2016/17 Q2 145 6 7 72 437
2016/17 Q3 145 3 7 70 423
2016/17 Q4 128 10 6 64 394
Average Count: Specialized Units - Female
Fiscal Year Protective Custody Special Needs Medical Segregation TOTAL COUNT
2015/2016 0 2 0 1 47
2016/2017 0 2 0 1 39
2016/17 Q1 0 2 0 1 46
2016/17 Q2 0 1 0 2 34
2016/17 Q3 0 2 0 1 40
2016/17 Q4 0 1 0 1 32
Average Count: Specialized Units - Total
Fiscal Year Protective Custody Special Needs Medical Segregation TOTAL COUNT
2015/2016 190 25 8 36 559
2016/2017 142 7 7 70 454
2016/17 Q1 149 4 8 68 460
2016/17 Q2 145 8 7 74 471
2016/17 Q3 145 5 7 71 463
2016/17 Q4 128 11 6 65 426

Admits

  • Admissions with an initial status of ‘remand’ accounted for approximately 76% of all admissions in Q3 and 68% of all admissions in Q4, 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 - Q3 2016/17
Initial Admission Reason Males Females Total
Remand Total 660 106 766
Sentenced 152 19 171
Federal 27 6 33
Immigration 0 0 0
Conditional Sentence Breach 0 0 0
Other Province 7 1 8
YJS Transfer 0 0 0
Other Admits 19 10 29
Total 865 142 1,007
Admissions by Gender and Status - Q4 2016/17
Initial Admission Reason Males Females Total
Remand Total 671 116 787
Sentenced 222 22 244
Federal 45 5 50
Immigration 0 0 0
Conditional Sentence Breach 0 0 0
Other Province 4 0 4
YJS Transfer 0 0 0
Other Admits 43 7 50
Total 985 150 1,135
Admissions Status by Proportion of Total Admissions - Q3 2016/17
% Total Admissions Males Females Total
Remand Total 76.3 74.6 76.1
Sentenced 17.6 13.4 17.0
Federal 3.1 4.2 3.3
Immigration 0.0 0.0 0.0
Conditional Sentence Breach 0.0 0.0 0.0
Other Province 0.8 0.7 0.8
YJS Transfer 0.0 0.0 0.0
Other Admits 2.2 7.0 2.9
Total 100.0 100.0 100.0
Admissions Status by Proportion of Total Admissions - Q4 2016/17
% Total Admissions Males Females Total
Remand Total 68.1 77.3 69.3
Sentenced 22.5 14.7 21.5
Federal 4.6 3.3 4.4
Immigration 0.0 0.0 0.0
Conditional Sentence Breach 0.0 0.0 0.0
Other Province 0.4 0.0 0.4
YJS Transfer 0.0 0.0 0.0
Other Admits 4.4 4.7 4.4
Total 100.0 100.0 100.0

Admit Alerts

  • For the 2016/17 fiscal year, the proportion of admissions with a mental health alert for males was 28.2%, which is 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 2016/17 fiscal year, the proportion of admissions with a mental health alert for females was 53.0%, which remains above 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, male or female, with substance abuse alerts has increased slightly since the 2015/16 fiscal year. For males, the proportion increased from 43.8% to 48.3%; for females, the increase was from 63.2% to 67.6%.
  • The proportion of admissions with other alerts (Domestic Violence, Security Threat Group) remained fairly consistent with 2015/16 proportions in 2016/17.
Select Alert Types: % of Total Admissions - Male
Fiscal Year Mental Health Domestic Violence Substance Abuse Security Threat Group TOTAL ADMISSIONS
2015/2016 25.3% 27.5% 43.8% 3.8% 4,103
2016/2017 28.2% 25.1% 48.3% 4.5% 3,772
2016/17 Q1 28.9% 26.5% 43.5% 5.6% 967
2016/17 Q2 27.3% 24.3% 46.2% 2.9% 956
2016/17 Q3 28.4% 22.4% 49.0% 5.1% 865
2016/17 Q4 25.7% 25.8% 45.1% 4.0% 985
Select Alert Types: % of Total Admissions - Female
Fiscal Year Mental Health Domestic Violence Substance Abuse Security Threat Group TOTAL ADMISSIONS
2015/2016 50.4% 22.1`% 63.2% 2.2% 674
2016/2017 53.0% 17.5% 67.6% 1.2% 661
2016/17 Q1 42.2% 21.4% 62.6% 0.5% 187
2016/17 Q2 52.5% 18.4% 60.3% 1.7% 179
2016/17 Q3 62.7% 12.7% 70.4% 0.0% 142
2016/17 Q4 54.0% 16.7% 70.7% 2.0% 150

Sentenced Admissions

  • The proportion of sentenced admissions for males decreased by just over 1% from a proportion of 19.6% in 2015/16 to 18.5% in 2016/17.
  • The proportion of sentenced admissions for females remained very consistent with the 2015/16 proportion of 15.7%, decreasing slightly to 15.1% in 2016/17.
  • Overall, the proportion of sentenced admissions for 2016/17 (18.0%) remains fairly consistent and demonstrates a continued slight decline in comparison to the annual proportions in 2014/15 (20.5%) and 2015/16 (19.0%).