Thursday, April 5, 2012

Overflow and Outragously High Costs

I looked more into the actual costs and strain that prisons and their inmates put on the states' tax payers. Being that costs nationwide are up to $50 billion a year, the only bigger cost to the U.S. is medicaid. These budget shortfalls are due to the overflow of inmates within our prisons. Some are even operating at twice their normal capacity with temporary beds filling rooms. In order to alleviate some of the burden on these prisons some low-risk prisoners, when they are released will not have a parole officer to watch over them. Therefore, the parole officers have less to deal with, which will lower the costs as well.


  1. This is unbelievable, I had no idea the costs for prisons were that much.

  2. I know it's something that PhD's and politicians have been debating for years but, what do you think we could do to kind of stream line this fact, so that more money can go to better uses?

  3. My question is why spend that much money when prisoners can get released and learn from their mistakes.. We all human beings and we make mistake no body is perfect in this world....