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California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation "Year at a glance" report

Last fall, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) released its "Year at a Glance" report, which highlights major accomplishments from 2009-2010, along with data on current activities and populations within the state's correctional facilities. From a contracting perspective, this report provides valuable insight into the department and outlines areas that are or could be in need of advanced technology measures. It also provides a breakdown of budget totals. Since the majority of IT contracting within corrections facilities goes toward inmate and parole supervision, the analysis below should be helpful in framing proposal plans for 2011. Additionally, GovWin has produced a more detailed Analyst Perspective on this report which outlines budget figures for 2011-2012 and provides more action items for vendors.

CDCR numbers:

  • Daily inmate population projected at 163,152 in 2011-2012
  • Daily parole population projected at 107,002 in 2011-2012


GovWin's Take: The size of the CDCR is enough to make any vendor salivate at the potential contract value/opportunity. However, given the long-standing nature of correctional contracts such as GPS monitoring, vendors will have to understand that winning these contracts takes years of planning and networking to be atop the list of proposals. It is best for a vendor to develop contacts and relationships now for rebids three to four years down the road.

GovWin has released its State & Local Justice/Public Safety and Homeland Security Market, 2010-2015 report, which analyzes the trends for police protection, corrections, and judicial IT as well as homeland security. Demand for vendor-furnished information systems and services by U.S. state and local public safety agencies will increase from $5.3 billion in 2010 to $6.1 billion in 2015, bringing $800 million in new spending to the market at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 2.9%.

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