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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Oh, the money that could be saved...

These are the statistics that I found for Rhode Island. I am in search of those for CT....stay tuned...

Criminalization Costs:

Incidents of Incarceration 215
Prison Beds Needed Per Year 30
Prison Costs ($55,420 per prison bed) 1.6 million

Number of Prostitution Related Arrests:
(includes probation violations for misdemeanors) 365

Savings (Estimate for what RI could have saved by not arresting and incarcerating prostitutes):
Police and court savings $45,625
Prison savings from 30 bed reduction $440,307

Rhode Island Family Life Center
Rethinking Arrest: Street Prostitution and Public Policy in Rhode Island

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