Prison Cost Research Paper

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Prisons cost a large sum of money to maintain and operate. This sum is only growing as our population does due to the higher demand and amount of incoming prisoners. More prisoners are coming into prison than leaving. On average, it costs 31,286 dollars per prisoner per year. The average cost per person in New York is about 60,000 dollars. Prisons in different states cost different amount due to the number of people in the prisons as well as the size and number of prisons. The quality of the prison is also a factor in how expensive it is to keep them imprisoned. Almost every state goes over their prison budgets every year. Some states even go over their budgets by as much as 34 percent. States that go over their budget are sometimes even unable
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