It costs a lot to lock people up (by some estimates $32 billion annually.) You have to house them, feed them, give them basic medical care.
It costs a lot, even if you cut corners. Overpack a dorm or double-bunk (as dangerous as that practice is.) Serve cheap food—unrecognizable, processed meats; overripe, almost rotted fruit;
white bread that wads up to the touch. Save on health care by not giving
any. In the county jail where I…