How Much Do Prisons, on Average in the USA, Spend on Psychiatric Treatment and Medication for Inmate?

Question by PurpleHaze: How much do prisons, on average in the USA, spend on psychiatric treatment and medication for inmate?
I’m doing a research paper on this and I’m having trouble finding these statistics.

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Answer by Max Hoopla
You would have to find it on a state to state basis. The need is higher than the population in general because the type of people who become prison inmates abuse their bodies with high drug, alcohol and tobacco use combined with general neglect. On average they have a life expectancy about five years less than normal people.