| | Advanced Search


NEW: Hodgson Calls for RI to Use RICO Law to Combat Gang Violence—Dawson Hodgson, State Senator and Republican candidate for…

The Boombox Opens at The Dean Hotel—The Boombox, Providence’s first and only karaoke lounge,…

Russ Moore: Journal Bought by Notorious Cost-Cutter—Russ Moore: Journal Bought by Notorious Cost-Cutter

Smart Benefits: 2015 Health Insurance Rates Approved—Rhode Island’s Health Insurance Commissioner recently announced approved…

Leonardo Angiulo: Further Refining the Investigation of Marijuana Offenses—Leonardo Angiulo: Further Refining the Investigation of Marijuana…

Basketball Recruiting: RI, MA Players With D1 Futures- Class of 2015—Basketball Recruiting: RI, MA Players With D1 Futures-…

NEW: Providence Ranked 22nd Sexiest City in America—How sexy is Providence?

LISTEN: RI’s Biggest Campaign Blunders of 2014 (So Far)—This may be the biggest election year in…

College Admissions: 6 Tips for Adjusting to College Life—How to make the transition fun and easier

The Rhode Island Black Business Association Launches New Website—The Rhode Island Black Business Association (RIBBA) has…


The Cost of Prison—See the Docs

Thursday, December 13, 2012



Enjoy this post? Share it with others.


That's just the tip of the iceberg. Add cops, lawyers, judges, prison construction. Then banks that make loans, restaurants, etc. The velocity of money. Crime is big business, bigger than poverty.

Comment #1 by bill bentley on 2012 12 13

Huge numbers of violent offenders are being turned loose, or not even being jailed, because it is too expensive to keep off the streets.. I can here them now- “Sorry, we can’t afford to keep violent offenders in jail, but don’t worry, just keep your doors lock and stay off the streets at night". Sleep well!

Comment #2 by Charles Marsh on 2012 12 16

When we are spending between $40k and $200k a prisoner something has got to give. That's more than some of our good working citizens trying to raise a family are making. That's 4 times more than what a lot of school districts are spending on students.

Cut costs for those that are supposed to be there to "pay" for a crime against us.

Give Sheriff Joe Arpaio a call let them live in tents, pink underwear, cheap meals no coffee, soda or other creature comforts. Make those that are getting out know they don't want to come back and those that are going nowhere know this is punishment.

Governor are you listening?

Comment #3 by Wuggly Ump on 2012 12 19

Commenting is not available in this channel entry.