Saturday, May 28, 2011

Direct Costs Per Prison Inmate

“The average annual operating cost per State inmate in 2001 was $22,650.” [James J. Stephan, State Prison Expenditures,2001 (Washington: Bureau of Justice Statistics, 2004), NCJ 202949, 1]  This actually quite a bit cheaper than I would have guessed.

I still have not found the equivalent direct cost per mental hospital patient.  This report is supposed to have the data, but at page 32 it says, "See Attached Sheets for Tables" which would include table 11.  But there are no attached sheets.  I have asked the webmaster where that might be.

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