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Prison health system in NH among nation's costliest

The study released Tuesday by the Pew Charitable Trusts says New Hampshire's per inmate spending on prison health care grew 28 percent between 2007 and 2011, rising to $10,191. The current budget allocates about $8,800 per inmate. The Department of Corrections says just 9 percent of inmates were 49 years old or older in 2007, while nearly 22 percent were at least 50 in 2011.

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