One Year in NYC Prison Costs as Much as a 4-Year Ivy League Education

October 3, 2013 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

$167,731—that’s roughly the cost of an Ivy League education, and according to New York City’s Independent Budget Office, that’s how much NYC’s Department of Correction spent per inmate, per year in 2012. That comes to $460 per day for each of the 12,287 average daily inmates that were in New York’s custody. If that number […]

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