By Heather Grimshaw We pay a high price for incarceration. There’s a $182 billion annual price tag attached to the 2.3 million people in prison and jails (see How Many People Are Locked Up In The United States?) —and $12.3 billion of that is attributed to health care (see Following The Money Of Mass Incarceration and Over Half Of State & Federal Prisons Uses Contractors–OPEN MINDS Releases Reference Guide To Correctional Health Care Landscape) And recidivism rates are estimated at 49% within eight years of release (see USSC Recidivism Among Federal Offenders: A Comprehensive Overview). The reason costs are so high? Approximately 50%…
Content Restricted

This article is reserved for members with an active membership. Please register for a Free Membership to view this resource.

Login to access The OPEN MINDS Circle Library. Not a member? Create your free account now!