As of June 2019, there were 744 YAs in DOC custody.
Between 2014 – 2018, the adult population decreased by 19%, the young adult population decreased by 44%, and the adolescent (16-17 year olds) population decreased by 57%.
658 Young Adults were in DOC custody as of December 2018,
At the end of 2018, 16% of the total DOC population was associated with a Security Risk Group (SRG)–commonly known as gangs—while 37% (245) of Young Adults were SRG-affiliated.
Although the number of Young Adults in DOC custody decreased from January to December 2018, the proportion of Young Adults who were SRG affiliated increased by 13%. The proportion of Adult SRG members remained 14%.
Classification statuses of maximum, medium, or minimum reflect the security level of persons incarcerated. As of December 4th, 2018, 54% of the Young Adult and 23% of the Adult population had a maximum classification level.
The proportion of the Young Adult population designated with a maximum classification level has increased since March 1, 2017 when 29% of Young Adults were maximum classification.
Department of Correction’s Young Adult Housing Monthly Progress Reports