How Much Does it Cost to Get Locked Up?


It’s no great surprise that incarceration impacts negatively on your income potential, but with nearly 1 in 100 Americans behind bars, more and more families have to cope with the economic adversity that comes with — and after — an incarceration. In a new report, the Pew Charitable Trusts attempt to access the “Collateral Costs” of incarceration, which include earning 40 percent less than those who have never been behind bars.

Click here to read the report.

Use the Crime Report for more information on Prisons.

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