"I have been asked to respond to your email
dated June 17, 2012. You had asked for the average cost per year of housing a prisoner in an intensive management unit
and the average cost per year of housing a prisoner in general population. Although the Department recognizes
there may be a higher cost to house an offender in an intensive management unit, we do not break out those costs separately."
to the excellent website below for the astounding lowdown on this colossal waste of taxpayer money.
Here's an excerpt from it:
" Reforms Lead to Savings
"Spurred by litigation, legislation, leadership, and
local activism, a handful of states have recently taken steps to reduce the number of prisoners they hold in solitary—a
move that has clear fiscal benefits.
"In recent years, Mississippi has reduced the number
prisoners it holds in solitary from 1,000 to
about 150, and
closed down its supermax unit. According to the ACLU,
reforms are saving Mississippi’s taxpayers an
million a year."