Below is a press release from The Mississippi Legislative PEER Committee:
The Mississippi Legislative PEER Committee has recently released a report titled: Issue Brief: Mississippi Department of Corrections Accountability Program Inventory
In summary, the Committee found that the Mississippi Department of Corrections (MDOC) expends over half of its financial resources on providing for the health and safety of inmates, maintaining the security of the state’s prisons, and housing state inmates in private prisons and county-owned regional facilities.
While expenditures on adult prison-based intervention programs account for less than two percent of MDOC’s total estimated expenditures, research shows a high likelihood that the long-term return on dollars invested in well-run intervention programs, shown by high-quality research to be effective in reducing recidivism, will exceed costs, in some cases by large amounts.
You can view the full report here.