Between 2014 and 2020, juvenile secure confinement costs in the United States rose 114%, from $100,000 to $214,620 annually. In 2014, the Justice Policy Institute analyzed the cost of secure confinement for youth and found that 33 states and the District of Columbia spent over $100,000 per youth per year. As of 2020, six states (Alaska, Maryland, Montana, New Hampshire, New York, and Vermont) spent more than $400,000 per youth per year in juvenile secure confinement costs. The lowest cost was in Wyoming at $85,410 per youth per year. States Spending The Most Per . . .
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