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State-By-State Prison Health Care Spending
By Joe Gullo
A new report by Pew Research Center looked into state spending on prisoner health care.
According to the State Prison Health Care Spending Report, 39 states saw per-inmate health care spending rise from fiscal 2007-2011, with a median growth of 10 percent. While state spending on prisoner health care increased from fiscal 2007 to 2011, some began to see a decrease after its peak in 2009.
Click on a state to see it's overall rank, how much the state was spending on per-inmate health care in 2007 and 2011, and the percent change. States in dark red ranked higher for per-inmate spending than states in lighter red.