🤦🏾♀️ but I teach 127 students everyday and gotta get a summer job (or 2nd job) to make it. $75k x 127 students divided by 7 (the 5 other teachers who teach them + 1 for school logistical/administrative ish). You do the math on that one. #RunMeMyMoney #Invest #Invest🤦🏾♀️ #Reallocate #Repost @lounginwithl with @repostapp
The cost of imprisoning each of #California’s 130,000 inmates is expected to reach a record $75,560 in the next year. That’s enough to cover the annual cost of attending Harvard University & still have plenty left over for pizza & beer
Gov. #JerryBrown’s spending plan for the #fiscalyear that starts July 1 includes a record $11.4 billion for the #correctionsdepartment while also predicting that there will be 11,500 fewer inmates in 4 years because voters in November approved earlier releases for many inmates.
The price for each #inmate has doubled since 2005, even as court orders related to overcrowding have reduced the population by about one-quarter. Salaries & benefits for #prisonguards & medical providers drove much of the increase.
The result is a per-inmate cost that is the nation’s highest — & $2,000 above tuition, fees, room & board, & other expenses to attend Harvard.
Since 2015, California’s per-inmate costs have surged nearly $10,000, or about 13%. New York is a distant 2nd in overall costs at about $69,000.
Critics say with fewer inmates, the costs should be falling. “Now that we’re incarcerating less, we haven’t ramped the system back down,” said Chris Hoene, executive director of the left-leaning California Budget & Policy Center.
For example, the corrections department has 1 employee for every 2 inmates, compared with one employee for roughly every 4 inmates in 1994.
California was sued over prison overcrowding, & to comply with a federal court-imposed population cap, the Brown administration now keeps most lower-level offenders in county jails instead of state prisons. Additionally, voters in 2014 reduced penalties for drug and property crimes & last fall approved the earlier releases.