Federal Prisons Early Release

November 30, 2012 - 1:33 AM
FILE - This Monday, July 13, 2009 file photo shows the Butner Federal Correctional Complex in Butner, N.C. Nearly 1,000 inmates with serious medical and mental health problems are kept at the Federal Medical Center in the Butner complex. According to a report released Friday, Nov. 30, 2012 and co-authored by Human Rights Watch, the per capita cost of caring for a prisoner in such a medical center in 2010 was $40,760, compared to the federal prison system’s overall per capita cost of $25,627. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)