£140,000: the annual cost of jailing a young criminal – The Guardian

Posted March 1st, 2010 in detention, news, rehabilitation, reports, young offenders by sally

“Jailing one young criminal costs the taxpayer as much as £140,000 a year, a report says today. Locking up young offenders makes them more likely to commit further crimes and be unemployed later in life, the New Economics Foundation says.”

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The Guardian, 1st March 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk