Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Cost of Incarceration


COSTS OF INCARCERATION & PROBATION/PAROLE FY17
NEW MEXICO DEPT. OF CORRECTIONS

The 2016 Legislative Session has arrived. This is one in a series of posts from the staff of the New Mexico Corrections Department. We intend to send a daily update to all our legislators with key points, facts, figures, personal stories describing life here at NMCD.

WHAT IS THE COST OF INCARCERATION?
The classification of an inmate determines his or her custody level, and the incarceration cost varies based on the custody level and particular facility. The average cost to incarcerate a male inmate is $45,250 per year in a state-owned and operated prison, and the average annual cost in a privately operated prison is $29,781 (where primarily only level III or medium custody inmates are housed).  

WHAT ARE THE COSTS INVOLVED FOR PROBATION OR PAROLE?
The cost per client in Probation and Parole for a standard supervision program is $2,766 per year. The cost per client in Intensive Supervision programs is $2,174 per year. The cost per client in Community Corrections is $4,236 per year. The cost per client per year for female residential Community Corrections programs is $30,631 and for males is $20,471.

 

CONTACT: LUCY RIVER, POLICY & LEGISLATIVE OUTREACH DIRECTOR: 505.259.4743

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