Jails Inmate Cost

September 30, 2013 - 6:35 AM
FILE - In this March 16, 2011 file photo, inmate housing on New York's Rikers Island correctional facility can be seen on the other side of a fence topped with razor wire. The Independent Budget Office found it cost $167,731 in 2012 to house 12,287 daily New York City inmates, which is about $460-per-inmate-per-day. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)