Yes, it's very expensive to be in prison. Federal inmates work and are paid $5 per month on average. Phone calls are $5 each, email access is charged by the minute, medical or dental visits must be paid for, warm clothes must be purchased from the commissary as are vitamins, aspirin, stamps, paper, envelopes,reading glasses, shoes, cups, bowls, toothpaste, etc. etc. On average, I estimate every inmate spends a minimum of $200 minimum per month just for basic needs. Multiply that by the number of people in prison/jails and it's no wonder they want more and more people behind bars. It's sickening.
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