The OLR has been doing some terrific work that I have been neglecting. One example is this report dated January 18, ’08, titled essentially the same as the title of this post. Another is this report on the cost of incarceration broken down by correctional facility and the cost of a career criminal (answer: Northern CI, where it costs $100k to incarcerate one inmate for one year). All of the criminal justice reports are collected here. I’m still looking for data on racial disparities at sentencing, either in CT or elsewhere in the country.
The racial breakdown data is interesting and is reproduced after the jump. Continue reading