Skip to comments.City’s Annual Cost Per Inmate Is $168,000, Study Says
Posted on 08/23/2013 3:43:51 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
New York City is an expensive place to live for just about everyone, including prisoners.
The city paid $167,731 to feed, house and guard each inmate last year, according to a study the Independent Budget Office released this week.
The budget office said 83 percent of the expense per prisoner came from wages, benefits for staff and pension costs.
Only 7 percent of inmates are women, according to the budget office report. They are also more likely to be minorities: 57 percent are black, 33 percent Hispanic, 7 percent white and 1 percent Asian.
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That premium unionized help don't work cheap....
$.20 .40 or .357 mag can bring that cost down quickly!
I think NYS runs at least three prisons for NYC.
That’s CA problem also. The union pushed for the three strikes law, and fought against any private prisons or moving them out of state. The guards have it good as far as compensation.
I’ve seen the pension numbers for Cali.
There are a stunning number collecting > $100k yearly pension and a substantial number > $200k.
Maybe they should talk to Sheriff Joe, I bet he doesn’t spend anywhere near that much.
“They are also more likely to be minorities: 57 percent are black, 33 percent Hispanic, 7 percent white and 1 percent Asian.”
Well, there you have it. NYC is RACIST! They need to use arrest quotas until the white rate is more like 70% of inmates.
“83 percent of the expense per prisoner came from wages, benefits for staff and pension costs.”
The politicians call this an “investment” in public safety and rehabilitation. Indeed, it is virtually indistinguishable from the government’s “investment” in education.
They used to call this sort of thing a “racket”.
most was just shoveled right into the police/guard unions.
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