H.B.19-1297 requires jails to report some measures since the last reporting quarter and others as "snapshot" on the first day of the reporting period (January 1, April 1, July 1, October 1).
Previous Quarter Measures
"Operational Capacity" means the number of inmates who can be accommodated in a jail facility based on the number of permanent beds that the facility is designed to hold and the facility's staff, existing programs, and services.
The number of physical beds that a facility has.
The number of inmates who were booked into the facility in the previous quarter.
The number of inmates who were released in the previous quarter.
The number of inmates who died in the previous quarter
Previous 365 Days
These measures are calculated for the past 365 days from the first day of the quarter
- Average Daily Population
Average daily population means the number of confined inmates each day for a year, divided by the number of days in the year.
- Average Length of Stay
This is the average number of days that a person convicted of a felony or misdemeanor spent in jail. It is calculated for persons released in the prior 365 days from the first day of the reporting quarter. This includes:
(i) confined inmates who were released within the prior twelve months whose most serious offense is a felony; and
(ii) confined inmates who were released within the prior twelve months whose most serious offense is a misdemeanor;
These measures are counts on the first day of the quarter
- Number of Inmates
The number of inmates confined in the facility. "Confined inmate" means an inmate under the supervision of a jail facility, including an inmate who is in transit to or from a facility, appearing in or in transit to or from court, held for other jurisdictions, in a hospital or other medical institution for treatment but would otherwise be housed in the jail facility, in a work-release program but returns to jail at night, or in a community-based program but returns to jail at night. "Confined inmate" does not include a person who is absent without leave, has escaped, is on long-term transfer to other jurisdictions, or is in a community-based program but does not return to jail at night.
- Sentenced Inmates
"Sentenced inmate" means an inmate who is confined and actively serving a sentence requiring a term of imprisonment. An inmate is considered sentenced even if the inmate is unsentenced in a separate case, and even if the inmate has a hold.
- Unsentenced - Hold
"Unsentenced inmate" means an inmate who is confined and awaiting case disposition. An inmate is not considered unsentenced if the inmate is actively serving a sentence requiring a term of imprisonment in a separate case. "Hold" means a mechanism preventing a confined inmate's release from custody on bail, including a hold on behalf of another criminal justice agency, a parole hold, and a probation hold.
- Unsentenced - No Hold (Pretrial)
These inmates are neither sentenced nor have a hold. They are generally considered to be the "pretrial" population who are awaiting disposition of their court case.
- Municipal Charge
The number of confined inmates held solely for a municipal offense. "Municipal offense" means a violation of, or conduct defined as unlawful by, any municipal code or ordinance.
- Administrative Segregation
The number of confined inmates held in administrative segregation or other custody level in which the inmate is allowed outside of his or her cell for two or fewer hours per day.
- Competency Evaluation
The number of confined inmates awaiting a competency evaluation, as defined in section 16-8.5-101 (1), a competency hearing, as defined in section 16-8.5-101 (3), or a restoration hearing, as defined in section 16-8.5-101 (13).
"Homeless" means an individual who lacks a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence. An individual is considered homeless if the individual's primary address is recorded as:
(ii) a supervised publicly or privately operated shelter designed to provide temporary living accommodations, including welfare hotels, congregate shelters, and transitional housing for persons with behavioral or mental health disorders, or (iii) a public or private place not designed for, nor ordinarily used as, a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings, including but not limited to an automobile, a park, an abandoned building, a bus or train station, or a similar setting.