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Prisons Cost More Than Mental Health


Last updated 10/7/2019 at 2:51pm

Historically, prison populations have usually increased with the closure of mental health facilities.

In Michigan, in the 1990s, several public mental health facilities were closed and the prison population spiked.

According to The Transylvania Times, in North Carolina mental health care funding has been decreased by $48 million since 2013. According to the North Carolina Department of Public Safety, office of Policy and Strategic Planning, in 2013 the prison admissions were 21.538 at an average cost per inmate of $82.70 per day. In 2017 (the latest statistic I could find) the admissions...

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