Kansas Department of Administration

Number of Inmate on Inmate Batteries Requiring Emergency Care or Restriction of Duties

Posted on October 21, 2021 at 12:51 PM by Kansas Department of Administration

 A priority of the Department of Corrections is to maintain a safe environment within the state's adult and juvenile correctional facilities for staff, offenders and the public.  One indicator of this is the number of batteries that occur within correctional facilities.  Batteries are defined by the Association of State Correctional Administrators (ASCA) as those requiring immediate medical treatment beyond first aid and restricting usual activity of inmates or staff.

Graphs show the Number of Inmate on Staff Batteries Requiring Emergency Care or Restriction of Duties for FY13 through FY17 and FY18 by Quarter

In some cases, quarterly data has been annualized to provide a better comparison to prior fiscal years.  Generally, measures that use percentages have been annualized.  This prevents distortions in the quarterly data that may occur because of smaller populations sizes.  Measures that show the numbers of incidents, activities or individuals reflect actual numbers for the quarter.  This allows users to see progress from one quarter to the next towards identified goals.

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