Graph showing what percent of the lowest-paid incarcerated person's monthly earnings is taken by a single co-pay in each state.

Data Source: Policy details and sourcing information can be found in the Appendix to the original blog post. (Graph: Wendy Sawyer, 2017)

This graph originally appeared in The steep cost of medical co-pays in prison puts health at risk.

Seven states expect incarcerated people with no wages to pay medical co-pays: Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, and Texas do not pay incarcerated people for work assignments and in Florida, Mississippi, and South Carolina many, but not all, incarcerated people work in prison jobs without pay. For details on all state wage policies, see

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