Prison Costs in US Greatly Exceed the Amount of Victims' Losses |TODAY|

Submitted by dan. on 2007-12-07 12:19.
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Table 2 illustrates the vast disparity between the economic losses associated with four common crimes and the amount expended to incarcerate the offender

For example, the average loss associated with a robbery reported to the police is $1,258. The typical prison sentence for robbery in the United States is 94 months, or about eight years, of which the typical time served is 55 months. Together with the time spent in jail pre-trial, the average robbery offender is incarcerated for 60 months at a cost of approximately $113,000.

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Posted by Matt Johnson at 2008-02-28 16:25

We must start using restorative justice efforts rather than incarerating our criminals. It is just to expensive


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