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Agency Information Collection Activities: Existing Collection; Comments Requested: Prison Population Reports: Summary of Sentenced Population Movement-National Prisoner Statistics, Extension and Revision of Existing Collection

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ACTION:

30-Day Notice of Information Collection under Review.

The Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs, will be submitting the following information collection to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The proposed information collection is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. This proposed information collection was published in the Federal Register Volume 76, Number 50, page 14073 on March 15, 2011, allowing for a 60 day public comment period.

The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comments until June 27, 2011. This process is in accordance with 5CRF 1320.10.

Written comments concerning this information collection should be sent to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Attn: DOJ Desk Officer. The best way to ensure your comments are received is to e-mail them to oira_submission@omb.eop.gov or fax them to 202-395-7285. All comments should reference the 8 digit OMB number for the collection or the title of Start Printed Page 30742the collection. If you have questions concerning the collection, please call Paul Guerino at 202-307-0349 or the DOJ Desk Officer at 202-395-3176.

Request written comments and suggestions from the public and affected agencies concerning the proposed collection of information are encouraged. Your comments should address one or more of the following points:

(1) Evaluate whether the proposed collections of information are necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility;

(2) Evaluate the accuracy of the agencies estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used;

(3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and

(4) Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submissions of responses.

Overview of This Information Collection

(1) Type of Information Collection: Extension and minor revision currently approved collection.

(2) Title of the Form/Collection: Summary of Sentenced Population Movement—National Prisoner Statistics

(3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the Department of Justice sponsoring the collection: Form number: NPS-1B. Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice.

(4) Affected public who will be asked to respond, as well as a brief abstract: Primary: State Departments of Corrections. Others: The Federal Bureau of Prisons. For the NPS-1B form, 51 central reporters (one from each and the Federal Bureau of Prisons) responsible for keeping records on inmates will be asked to provide information for the following categories:

(a) As of December 31, the number of male and female inmates within their custody and under their jurisdiction with maximum sentences of more than one year, one year or less; and unsentenced inmates;

(b) The number of inmates housed in privately operated facilities, county or other local authority correctional facilities, or in other state or Federal facilities on December 31;

(c) Prison admission information in the calendar year for the following categories: new court commitments, parole violators, other conditional release violators returned, transfers from other jurisdictions, AWOLs and escapees returned, and returns from appeal and bond;

(d) Prison release information in the calendar year for the following categories: expirations of sentence, commutations, other conditional releases, probations, supervised mandatory releases, paroles, other conditional releases, deaths by cause, AWOLs, escapes, transfers to other jurisdictions, and releases to appeal or bond;

(e) Number of inmates under jurisdiction on December 31 by race and Hispanic origin;

(f) Number of inmates in custody classified as non-citizens and/or under 18 years of age;

(g) Testing of incoming inmates for HIV; and HIV infection and AIDS cases on December 31; and

(h) The aggregate rated, operational, and design capacities, by sex, of each State's correctional facilities at year-end.

The Bureau of Justice Statistics uses this information in published reports and for the U.S. Congress, Executive Office of the President, practitioners, researchers, students, the media, and others interested in criminal justice statistics.

(5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time needed for an average respondent to respond to both forms: 51 respondents each 6.5 hours for the NPS-1B. Burden hours are down by 76 hours since the last clearance because we are eliminating the NPS-1A midyear counts to reduce redundancy. We plan to establish a series of rotating short forms to replace the NPS-1A which will collect data on special topics, such as mental health, medical problems, and reentry, but these forms are in the working stages. A supplemental approval and burden adjustment will be sought through OMB when the materials are ready for review.

(6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: 332 annual burden hours.

If additional information is required contact: Mrs. Lynn Murray, Department Clearance Officer, United States Department of Justice, Justice Management Division, Policy and Planning Staff, Two Constitution Square, 145 N Street, NE., Room 2E-808, Washington, DC 20530.

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Dated: May 23, 2011.

Lynn Murray,

Department Clearance Officer, PRA, U.S. Department of Justice.

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[FR Doc. 2011-13095 Filed 5-25-11; 8:45 am]

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