Pretrial Services - Savings to Taxpayers

The performance of Pretrial Services is expressed as a reduction of the detention population in the Fulton County Jail. Cost avoidance on an annualized basis is determined by the average length of time a defendant remains in jail before released (x) the cost of one jail bed-day in the Fulton County jail (x) the number of defendants released to Pretrial Services in FY 2011.



Felony Supervision
Average length of jail stay202*
Cost of one Fulton County jail bed-day$74.15
Number of defendants released to PTS3,566

$53,412,617

 

Misdemeanor Supervision
Average length of jail stay17*
Cost of one Fulton County jail bed-day$74.15
Number of defendants released to PTS1,480

$1,865,614

 

Cost Benefit Analysis Summary
Cost to keep Defendants in Jail$55,278,231
Pretrial Services FY 2011 Budget $3,417,013

Cost Avoidance (net value of jail cost avoided)$51,861,218

 

*Information from 12/21/2011 Sheriff's Department's Daily Snapshot







Pretrial Services
Superior Court of Fulton County
Administrative Office
136 Pryor Street, S.W.
Suite C-640
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Office Number: 404-612-4518