Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Thinking out loud. . .
Fact: $140 per day to keep a person locked up in a Texas Department of Corrections prison facility.
Annualized cost for this "service" per inmate: $51,100.00.
Is it just me or, with these kinds of readily available resources, might there be a better way to respond to much of the prison population than the manner in which we currently work?
Given the rippling, better, long term tidal wave affect of incarceration on families, neighborhoods and individuals, I know there is a better way to use these funds.
Just thinking out loud.