Number of inmates down at BJCC
June 18, 2017
The Bill Johnson Correctional Center (BJCC) Advisory Board met Tuesday noon and learned that at present 535 offenders are incarcerated in the Alva facility. There are 63 empty beds with 37 on Unit 4 (created to house longer-term inmates transferred from other facilities).
These empty beds are contrary to the Department of Corrections problems throughout their system of being at 104-108 percent capacity.
Deputy Warden David Louthan said because BJCC has been so successful with their programs at reducing recidivism, State Director Joe Allbaugh is trying to provide an opportunity to restore p...