Ohio is one of 10 states that spends more than $300,000 per year on each incarcerated juvenile in the state. That is more than $550 a day.
It’s all according to a new report released but the Justice Policy Institute.
In the United States, 33 states and jurisdictions spend $100,000 or more annually to incarcerate a young person.
West Virginia falls in the margin spending about $140,00 per youth annually. Louisiana comes in last spending less than $130 a day, about $47,000 a year.
New York, the only state on the list that spends more than $300,000. That costs tax payers nearly $1,000 per day, per child in jail.