New York has over 300 sex offenders in civil commitment. The cost of keeping them there is estimated at $175,000 per individual per year–almost three times the cost of housing inmates in prison.

Read more by A. J. Rao for the Observer:

http://www.observertoday.com/news/page-one/2017/02/danger-to-society-shouldering-the-cost-of-housing-sex-offenders/

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