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NCJ Number: 149280 Find in a Library
Title: Cost of Incarcerating Foreign-born Inmates
Corporate Author: New York State Dept of Correctional Services
United States of America
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 19
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
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Type: Survey
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report estimates the operating costs associated with the incarceration of foreign-born inmates, especially illegal aliens, in New York State correctional facilities.
Abstract: The foreign-born inmate population in general, and the illegal alien and Mariel Cuban inmate populations in particular, have increased significantly since 1985. By law, immigration matters are a Federal responsibility. However, the States have increasingly been forced to accept the financial burden of incarcerating criminal aliens. During the 7-year period from 1986-93, the Department of Corrections spent approximately $1.23 billion to incarcerate foreign-born individuals. It cost slightly less than $0.5 billion to incarcerate illegal aliens during the same 8-year period. Although Congressionally mandated, the States receive no reimbursement for incarcerating illegal aliens and only partial reimbursement (approximately 4 percent of total costs) for incarcerating Mariel Cubans. These costs represent a burden on the States that should be addressed by the Federal Government either by providing full reimbursement or by accepting these criminal aliens into Federal custody. Tables
Main Term(s): Corrections statistics
Index Term(s): Corrections costs; Foreign inmates; Illegal Immigrants/Aliens; New York
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