The Planning, Research and Statistics Bureau maintains multiple dashboards to keep on-going statistics. The dashboards include:
The Pennsylvania Department of Corrections (DOC) and the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole (PBPP) are jointly responsible for managing various administrative processes that are key drivers of the state prison population. These key areas of the joint DOC/PBPP operations dashboard which affect the prison population include:
Interviews: Parole Board capacity for scheduling and conducting parole interviews
Pending Release: Inmates approved for parole but still pending release from prison for various reasons
Release: The number of inmates released onto parole supervision, either in a community corrections center (halfway house) or at home
Parole Violator: Re-admission to PA DOC custody for a parole violation
The primary objective of this dashboard is to provide a tool for monitoring/managing progress towards improvements in these areas which will enable more efficient management of the prison population. By achieving improvements in these areas, the ultimate outcomes will be cost reduction, public safety enhancement, and prison population reduction.