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Re: The Scott Peterson Appeal

Our tax dollars at work. No annual costs as of 2018 available.

It costs an average of about $81,000 per year to incarcerate an inmate in prison in California. Over three-quarters of these costs are for security and inmate health care. Since 2010-11, the average annual cost has increased by about $32,000 or about 58 percent.

 

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Re: The Scott Peterson Appeal


@silkyk wrote:

Our tax dollars at work. No annual costs as of 2018 available.

It costs an average of about $81,000 per year to incarcerate an inmate in prison in California. Over three-quarters of these costs are for security and inmate health care. Since 2010-11, the average annual cost has increased by about $32,000 or about 58 percent.

 


@silkyk, yes, it's expensive. I personally don't begrudge my tax money supporting the cost involved in running the prison system.

 

I am open to rational ideas that would pare down that population.

 


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Re: The Scott Peterson Appeal


@suzyQ3 wrote:

 


@silkyk, yes, it's expensive. I personally don't begrudge my tax money supporting the cost involved in running the prison system.

 

I am open to rational ideas that would pare down that population.

 


Agreed, it would take a multi-faceted approach imo,