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Monday numbers: Health care in NC prisons cost $357 million last year and is expected to increase

BY: - February 20, 2023

Figures presented to an appropriations committee detail the cost of confinement for imprisoned sick and elderly people The cost of providing health care to the roughly 30,000 people in North Carolina’s prisons has always exceeded the amount budgeted by the legislature, a fiscal analyst told state lawmakers last week.