Average Cost of Federal Incarceration

Prisons & Jails - Federal Data

"The fee to cover the average cost of incarceration for Federal inmates in Fiscal Year 2009 was $25,251. The average annual cost to confine an inmate in a Community Corrections Center for Fiscal Year 2009 was $24,758."

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"Annual Determination of Average Cost of Incarceration," Federal Register, Vol. 76, No. 23, Thursday, February 3, 2011, p. 6161.
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