Expatriate Owl

A politically-incorrect perspective that does not necessarily tow the party line, on various matters including but not limited to taxation, academia, government and religion.

Friday, August 16, 2013

Accounting for Costs at the Big House

Well, folks, government transparency at work here!

From today's Federal Register:  According to the Bureau of Prisons, in Fiscal 2012 the average annual cost to incarcerate a prisoner in a federal prison  was $29,027.46, and to confine an inmate in a Community Corrections Center was $27,003.

It's a great bargain for society in cases such as this, this, this and this.

Now, if they can only streamline the execution process for capital convicts, it would jettison much of the high end of the cost curve (and the low end of the worthiness to society curve) so that figures in future years can be reduced.

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