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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentLaw & Ethics · 2 months ago

How does it cost money to put people into prison?

And what are those costs

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  • ?
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    IN most states it cost more because of the costs involved, Food, Medical care, Housing, GYM equipment and costs, Other recreation costs, Education Cost if the prisoner go to school, Cost of Paying the guards, Cost of Guard Benefits, Electric, water, heating, cooling costs... IT is not cheap to keep a LAW BREAKER LOCKED UP...

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    SO Lets DEPORT IMMEDIATELY ALL ILLEGAL INVADERS.

    • SMA 5562 months agoReport

      The Puerto Rican, Venezuela, and Russian was don't cost much, but in the USA -  fuggedaboudit

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  • Foofa
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    In my state of California the price per head in state prison is $81,000. Most of that is the labor costs the extremely powerful CCPOA correctional officers' union has bribed its way into with campaign donations.

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  • xyzzy
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    2 months ago

    If you start at the beginning you have the cost of the police, not just the officers and detectives but their support staff, dispatch, forernics etc.. Then there is the cost of the DA office and finally the court cost, judge, clerk, security etc. Once you put someone in prison you have to house and feed them and provide medical support, guards etc.

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  • Maxi
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Housing them, paying staff to guard them, feeding them, medical care, educating them training them a skill to use after they leave

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  • 2 months ago

    You have to spend money proving they belong there, money to build the facility and pay the guards and money to feed the inmates. It's not cheap.

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  • Prisons are basically army barics without the toys. How much does it cost to maintain an army? 

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  • 2 months ago

    Well, it takes a bunch of people to provide all the food, clothing, shelter and supervision that prisoners require and those people aren't volunteers.  Not to mention the buildings themselves are very expensive to build.  

    In the US it costs taxpayers something like $40k a year to lock one person up.  

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  • odd
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Everybody in the criminal justice system who is involved in any way with a felon or a convicted person is a paid employee of the city/county/state government (or even federal). From the police officer who makes the initial arrest, to the judge who presides at trial, the bailiffs, the court reporter, the lawyers, and the entire correctional system when the convicted person spends time locked up.

  • 2 months ago

    Tax dollars pay the salary of the officer who arrests the prisoner. We often pay for a public defender to represent the accused in trial. Assuming a guilty verdict, we pay to transport the prisoner to jail, then we pay to detain and feed them for the length of their sentence. Sometimes we also pay for multiple rounds of legal appeals.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    You have to pay staff to keep prisons functioning. Food, medical, housing, guards. Also gotta have running water, electricity, sewer, trash. Clothing. Etc. etc. That stuff costs money.

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