CRANSTON, R.I. – February 18, 2008 – The Planning & Research Unit at the Rhode Island Department of Corrections recently issued its Annual Commitment & Release Report for Calendar Year 2007. The report contains a breakdown of commitments and releases by gender and awaiting trial vs. sentenced, and a chart depicting the impact of commitments and releases on the population. It is available on the RIDOC website at www.doc.ri.gov, and can be found under Administrative Division/Planning & Research/Offender Statistics & Reports/Admissions & Releases CY 07.
A list of “fun facts” includes several interesting bullet points, including this: Of the 4,470 sentenced commitments in CY 07, 59% of males and 71% of females were sentenced to six months or less. A breakdown of the RIDOC’s population by city is listed on the back page of the report. The majority of offenders came from and were released to the City of Providence (31%), followed by Pawtucket (9%), Woonsocket (6.5%), out of state (5.7%), Warwick (5.2%), and Cranston (4.9%).