According to the Vera Institute of Justice, incarceration costs an average of more than $31,000 per inmate, per year, nationwide. In some states, it’s as much as **$60,000 **.
The average tuition and fees for an in- state student attending a four-year public college was $9,970. The average tuition and fees for an out-of- state student attending a four-year public college was $25,620. The average tuition and fees for a student attending a four-year private nonprofit university was $34,740.
It cost more to house one inmate than it does to attend college. Something is terribly wrong with that.
Those that committed a bad enough crime that cost them their freedom are costing the taxpayers an arm and a leg. And to beat all when they do get out they are as dumb or dumber than when they went in. Most are never reformed.
I think we need to bring back the Work Houses and chain gangs. Put them on farms doing the work that migrant workers do. Have them out on the roads picking up trash. Work them hard and take away their TV’s, phones, workout rooms, etc.
Those incarcerated that are not US Citizens, send their butts back to the country they came from.
The idea is to make prison unbearable so that they won’t ever want to go back.