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.
Gov. Jerry Brown’s spending plan for the fiscal year that starts July 1 includes a record $11.4 billion for the corrections department while also predicting that there will be 11,500 fewer inmates in four years because voters in November approved earlier releases for many inmates.
holy fuckballs!!! i thought it was around $30k a year on average, but $75K a year is absolutely insane… i mean, isn’t that roughly twice the average income per US household (or pretty damn close)?