What It Costs to Run Prisons in Your State

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50. Illinois
> State correctional institution spending: $85.38 per capita ($1.1 billion)
> State prisoners: 341 per 100,000 residents (22nd lowest)
> Average correctional officer salary: $51,890 (8th highest)
> State prisoners in private prisons: none

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49. New Hampshire
> State correctional institution spending: $87.65 per capita ($117 million)
> State prisoners: 211 per 100,000 residents (7th lowest)
> Average correctional officer salary: $40,130 (22nd highest)
> State prisoners in private prisons: none

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48. Nevada
> State correctional institution spending: $100.00 per capita ($294 million)
> State prisoners: 460 per 100,000 residents (12th highest)
> Average correctional officer salary: N/A
> State prisoners in private prisons: N/A

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47. Minnesota
> State correctional institution spending: $101.45 per capita ($560 million)
> State prisoners: 191 per 100,000 residents (3rd lowest)
> Average correctional officer salary: $45,120 (15th highest)
> State prisoners in private prisons: none

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46. West Virginia
> State correctional institution spending: $109.77 per capita ($201 million)
> State prisoners: 392 per 100,000 residents (22nd highest)
> Average correctional officer salary: $33,290 (17th lowest)
> State prisoners in private prisons: none