The state’s prison system is rife with corruption, a chronic lack of funding, and the criminal justice system is not in the best interest of most people.
Here are five of the reasons why.
article Prisoners who are serving time for nonviolent offenses can expect to receive up to $20,000 in taxpayer money each year to help with food, clothing, housing, and other necessities.
Many are also entitled to health insurance and other benefits that are not available to prisoners, according to a 2014 report by the Prison Policy Initiative.
For instance, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) estimated that the average cost of food and housing for a person in prison for a single year is $7.10.
Prisoners are also eligible for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), which helps to supplement food stamps and other government programs.
A prison population that has been disproportionately incarcerated is one of the largest contributors to poverty in the United States, according a recent report by researchers at UC Berkeley.
The ACLU found that in 2011, inmates made up nearly 17 percent of the prison population and 30 percent of all prisoners in state facilities.
Many prisoners who have been convicted of violent crimes or property crimes face additional obstacles to accessing the system, which can lead to an even greater number of people languishing in prison.
The problem is particularly acute in New York State, where more than 4,500 people are in prison in facilities that have been under the oversight of Governor Andrew Cuomo.
Inmates can expect a $40,000 annual cost to their housing costs and about $20 per day for medical care, according the New York Daily News.
The system has a $17 million backlog of medical costs, according its website.
More than half of New York’s prisoners are serving sentences for drug offenses, which have led to overcrowding, inadequate food and sanitation facilities, and inadequate medical care.
This can cause overcrowding in overcrowded prisons that are often overcrowded with inmates who are at risk for re-offending.
For example, overcrowding at New York Correctional Institution is so severe that in 2015, the New Yorkers Department of Correction reported that only three percent of prisoners had access to adequate food, according Topps-Coronado.
The state has also been hit by a spike in the number of prisoners who die from overdoses.
The Department of Corrections has recorded more than 8,300 deaths in 2015 due to overdoses, and more than 1,500 inmates died from drug-related causes in the same year, according TOpps-CORONado.
Despite all of these problems, the state’s correctional facilities have proven to be extremely lucrative for prisons.
While most states have set aside funds to build prisons, New York has made more money in the process.
The city received more than $1.4 billion in federal prison contracts, which was more than any other state.
The federal government allocated more than a third of the total construction costs in New Jersey and more per capita than any state in the country, according an analysis by the Institute for Justice.
The construction of the state prison system also led to a $200 million profit for the state, according Newsday.
As of 2017, the Department of Correctional Services had a total of 6,907 beds, according CBS News.
According to a study by the University of Southern California, the average inmate in the state was serving between 20 and 28 years in prison, with a median sentence length of 15.6 years.
This means that inmates spend an average of 16.3 years in the prison system before they are released, according AP.