At a cost of nearly one million dollars per year per detainee, Guantanamo Bay is the most expensive prison in the entire world.
The Miami Herald‘s Carol Rosenberg exposed the runaway costs of the military detention center in a shocking report earlier this week. According to Rosenberg, taxpayers pay about $800,000 annually for each of the 171 detainees in Guantanamo Bay. That number is about 30 times as much as the $25,000 per year it costs to hold a captive in a federal prison.
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