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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.