c. 6. F. Formerly incarcerated individuals, as defined in TEGL 17-20
On April 15th, 2021, the US Department of Labor Employment & Training Administration released Training and Employment Guidance Letter No. 17-20 that provided guidance to Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) grantees regarding updates to the priority of service provisions, durational limit waiver categories, and State Plan requirements due to the passage of the Supporting Older Americans Act of 2020, which reauthorized the Older Americans Act (OAA) and included new provisions regarding certain individuals who were formerly incarcerated or under supervision following release from prison or jail. Under TEGL No. 17-20, “formerly-incarcerated individuals” are those individuals who: 1) were incarcerated and released from prison or jail at any point within the last five years; or 2) were under supervision at any point within the last five years, following release from prison or jail. The five-year period specified in this definition refers to the five years preceding the date of first determination of program eligibility, as described in 20 CFR 641.505, for initial enrollment into the program.
The following is statewide data for Idaho (per the US Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, "Census of Jails, 2005 - 2019 - Statistical Tables" report. Findings in this report are based on the 2005, 2013, and 2019 Census of Jails (COJ) and are statewide (county specific data is unavailable):
|Confined inmates in local jails - 2019||4,250|
|Average daily admissions in Idaho jails - 2019||113,450|
|Percent of Idaho jail facilities that provide prerelease/work release||88.0%|
|Percentage of Idaho prisoners aged 55+ (2015)||10.74%|
|Number of Idaho prisoners aged 55+ (2015)||781|
Zhen Zeng, Ph.D., and Todd D. Minton, BJS Statisticians. US Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Statistics. "Census of Jails, 2005 - 2019 - Statistical Tables". October 2021.
Widra, Emily. Prison Policy Initiative. "Since you asked: How many people aged 55 or older are in prison, by state?". May 2020.