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NCJ Number: 90295 Find in a Library
Title: Adult Incarceration - The Cost to Minnesota Taxpayers
Corporate Author: Minnesota Citizens Council on Crime and Justice
United States of America
Date Published: Unknown
Page Count: 11
Sponsoring Agency: Minnesota Citizens Council on Crime and Justice
Minneapolis, MN 55454
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Northwest Area Foundation
St Paul, MN 55101
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The population in Minnesota adult correctional institutions continues to rise even as the rate of serious crime fell 4.9 percent in 1982.
Abstract: This investigation indicates a need to examine alternative means of dealing with offenders. Current State reporting methods are inadequate. When direct operating costs, indirect operating costs, and construction and financing costs are included, the daily cost of housing a person in a Minnesota State correctional institution is nearly twice the reported figure. New methods should be developed to accurately identify and routinely report all costs of incarceration. A moratorium should be placed on all prison construction. Tables and charts are included. (Author abstract modified)
Index Term(s): Corrections costs; Minnesota
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