Update on Costs of Incarceration

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In 2016-17, an average of 14,310 offenders were in federal custody. The average institution-specific expenditure associated with each inmate were $114,587 /year or $314/day per offender and 96% of those cost are attributable to custody. The cost of incarceration varies substantially depending on the type of inmate, as outlined in the table below.

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