A few days back I posted the links to 5 years of VA-DOC Annual Reports.
Today I read through the 5 years of reports and found some interesting comparisons when I created the above chart.
Like in 2013 the VA-DOC stopped tracking/publicizing the recidivism rate of “Sex Offenders” and the number of absconder “Sex Offenders” . But they started counting the number of GPS units on “Sex Offenders”.
Also when the VCBR (SVP Civil Commitment Facility) was reaching capacity and double-bunking had to be implemented because no Legislator wanted to build a second facility ($$$$$$$) it looks like the “release-rate” of SVP’s went up significantly.
Another interesting drop is the number of VA-DOC contracts/vendors for Sex Offender Assessment/Treatment.