The “Extravagance” of Imprisonment


A new report from the National Council on Crime and Delinquency shows how expensive imprisonment is compared to alternative sanctions that are just as effective for low-level offenders. Focusing on prison populations in Florida, California, Texas, and New York, the report compares costs between the imprisonment route and using a mixture of different correctional routes such as; electric monitoring, drug courts and work release programs.

Read the report here.

Use the Crime Report to find out more information on Prisons.

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