Publication

The State of Municipal Services in the 1990s: The New York City Department of Correction
Citizens Budget Commission, August.

Brecher, C., Kane, S. & Mead, D.
08/01/1997

This report is the first of a series assessing the performance of municipal agencies from 1990 to 1996, a period marked by fiscal austerity and retrenchment. The CBC concludes that the City improved the quality of living conditions in jails, but reduced the quality of some inmate services. Overall, the Department of Correction failed to improve efficiency despite some significant accomplishments.