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Justice must be put back in our criminal justice system

 

2014 report by the Hamilton Project, the United States’ world-leading incarceration rates make it “an international outlier” and the country spends over $80 billion annually on maintaining its growing prison population. Recent analysis of crime rates by New York Times Opinion contributors show this system fails cost-benefit analysis.

The cost of prisons expands into the larger economy. As highlighted in a U.S. News opinion piece, high prison costs mean states dedicate more funds to incarceration than to other budget items. The amount spent on prisoners tends to exceed the amount a state spends on education for each public school student, according to a CNN report.

 

 

 

 

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 Illinois

Average Annual Cost Per Inmate: $38,268
Average Daily Inmate Population: 45,551

Illinois Average Annual Cost per Inmate | InsideGov

Average Annual Cost Per Inmate: $38,268
Average Daily Inmate Population: 45,551

 

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