How Much Money Does It Cost To Keep A Prisoner In Jail?

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The number of inmates in the UK prisons is rising rapidly causing concern for the Home Office. The prison numbers exceeded 76,000 and are still growing rapidly.

There are State run jails as well as privately run jails in the United Kingdom. The number of State run jails reaches to about 128, whereas the privately run jails number about 11 in the country.

An estimate of the cost of running jails in the UK shows that the average cost to keep a prisoner in jail varies between State run jails and privately run jails. The average cost per prisoner in a State run jail is about �25,718, whereas the average cost per prisoner in a privately run jail is considerably higher. The cost per prisoner in a privately run jail is estimated to reach about �31,502 an year.

The cost to the exchequer in running the Prison Service in the United Kingdom is estimated to be in excess of �2 billion a year.
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It cost the prison approximately $25,000 per year per inmate. So If a prisoner serving a life sentence stays in jail for 40 years then the prison has spent approximately $1,000,000 (one million) dollars on just that one inmate.
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I did a paper on this not too long ago. I don't remember the exact numbers...however, I do know FOR A FACT that it is actually cheaper for us to feed, clothe and house them for the rest of their lives than it is to follow through with the death penalty. It costs more to put someone to death than it does to care for them. Isn't that CRAZY?????
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It costs 25euro for a box of bullets with 50 of em in it. One bullet per prisoner, thats 50 prisoners, and send the bill for the bullet to the next of kin
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The only way it would cost more to execute vs. House is a result of the appeals process that is allowed to drag on for years. If we were to eliminate the appeals process, put to death within 30 days of conviction it would be much cheaper to execute them.
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It costs over £10.000 to keep one person in prison a year. I say just hang them. Get the death penalty Back =)
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Ever considered the appeal process a necessity?
Decisions aren't always correct first time.
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Our tax dollars, you can't pay somebody to keep somebody prisoner.
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Hi guys I'm doing a paper on should the death penalty be reintroduced can anyone help personal opinions numbers please I have writers block
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Thats a hard question to answer depend on age of defendant. In excess of 2 million though
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Hi guys I'm working on a paper that is for the death penalty and we r doin a debate and I'm againist the death penalty

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