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Prison Cost Cutting: Tackling a Necessary Evil

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Cutting a Prison’s Cost to Taxpayers According to the Federal Bureau of Prisons, there are more than 200,000 federal inmates in the prison system, with thousands more in the state system. The cost of housing an inmate per year varies by area, but can be quite staggering. For example, a 2012 study conducted by New York City’s Independent Budget Office found the per inmate cost averaged $167,731 in the city. The price of housing an inmate falls squarely on the government and thus its citizens, so it is imperative that prison facility managers keep operating costs in line. Are Your…

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