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March 19, 2013

BOP director puts numbers of federal correction costs for FY2011

Via this new Federal Register entry, the Director of the Bureau of Prisons announced the latest annual determination of the average cost of incarceration.  Here is the heart of the announcement:

28 CFR part 505 allows for assessment and collection of a fee to cover the average cost of incarceration for Federal inmates.  We calculate this fee by dividing the number representing Bureau facilities’ monetary obligation (excluding activation costs) by the number of inmate-days incurred for the preceding fiscal year, and then by multiplying the quotient by 365.

Under § 505.2, the Director of the Bureau of Prisons determined that, based upon fiscal year 2011 data, the fee to cover the average cost of incarceration for Federal inmates in Fiscal Year 2011 was $28,893.40.  The average annual cost to confine an inmate in a Community Corrections Center for Fiscal Year 2011 was $26,163.

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This is March 2013 and already they cranked out the avg cost for 2011, pretty impressive.. Keeping up with Congress I see....The daily pressures of the BOP must be terrible...

Posted by: MidWestGuy | Mar 19, 2013 11:19:19 AM

At least the BOP can provide an objective, non-politically biased estimate of yearly incarceration costs. The mass incarceration crowd trumpets various, wildly high, numbers that are more than double what the BOP has soberly pronounced.

Posted by: mjs | Mar 19, 2013 6:39:04 PM

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