I’m not sure that prisoners are allowed to “use” energy, but I assume that they consume less than the average citizen, since they are not allowed cell phones, computers, cars, etc. For a real figure, in 2007, $49 billion was spent to house, feed, and support prisoners in the United States. That makes an average of about $21,304 for each of the 2.3 million people incarcerated that year.
There are some recent cases of prisons turning “green” using water boilers, wind turbines, solar panels, etc. to keep these costs down.
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