How do public prisons make money?
Public prisons, or state-operated institutions, are entirely owned and run by the government and are mainly funded through tax dollars. Federal prisons outsource a lot of their spending to other companies.
Who makes the most money from prisons?
|1||Scott, Rick (R-FL)||$83,550|
|2||Blackburn, Marsha (R-TN)||$60,200|
|3||Culberson, John (R-TX)||$47,900|
|4||Cuellar, Henry (D-TX)||$40,900|
How much money goes to prisons a year?
State prison cost per inmate, 2015.
|Average cost per inmate||$64,642|