I was listening to the radio recently but as service drifts in and out here in the foothills, I didn't catch a reference to the program and after a thorough internet search I failed to find the show, but the concept sank in:
Washington State is releasing some of its handicapped prisoners and housing them elsewhere. It appears this relocation will save the State hundreds of thousands of dollars. The cost for housing in a handicapped facility is about 50% less than in prison.
Then I read that New York is jetlining the homeless out of town. It appears housing for a homeless family is approximated at $36,000 per annum while a one way ticket out of town is probably less than $1,500.