June 16, 2018

Costs California more to imprison someone than to send them to Harvard

LA Times - The cost of imprisoning each of California’s 130,000 inmates is expected to reach a record $75,560 in the next year

That’s enough to cover the annual cost of attending Harvard University and still have plenty left over for pizza and beer

... The price for each inmate has doubled since 2005, even as court orders related to overcrowding have reduced the population by about one-quarter. Salaries and benefits for prison guards and medical providers drove much of the increase.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

If you think the jailer salaries are high, check out the Highway Patrol! https://tinyurl.com/y6v6w9p6