Friday, November 9, 2018

Average Daily Inmate Cost: Food

I’m looking for more detailed information on the ‘Average daily inmate cost’ variable in “Operating expenditures for adult correctional services” (Table 35-10-0013-01), specifically the average daily cost of food for inmates in Nova Scotia.

It’s for a nutrition student who is interested in food data about inmates in NS youth correctional facilities. There’s not a lot of youth data out there, and since it’s for a school assignment, I’m sure adult data will suit her needs.

Does this data exist?

Subject matter has responded with the following:

“Unfortunately that level of detail is not something we are able to provide. Our subject matter expert did suggest that the client contact the NS department of Justice directly, as they may have that data available.”