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The Human & Tax Payer Cost of Mass Incarceration

There are over three dozen correctional institutions in the state of Virginia, men and women's combined. I am uncertain of the number of offenders housed in other facilities. I am certain that this facility houses a total of twelve-hundred women at all times.
There is no reason I should be experiencing a headache of this intensity due to the sweltering heat in this wing! It is now 2:16 p.m., and the temperature is currently 77.8 degrees. This wing houses approximately sixty-five women. We have one big fan circulating what little air we have.
If my statistics are incorrect, I do apologize. However, I was informed that the state of Virginia gains $27,000 to house each offender incarcerated annually. Once again, I apologize if this information is inaccurate. But, if it is accurate, by my calculations, to house twelve-hundred offenders in this institution alone, is equal to $324,000 annually! What about those of us with lengthy sentence