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Billions of Dollars Are Being Wasted in the Prison System

We are losing on all sides

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The Bureau of Justice Statistics reckons that the United States spends more than $80 billion each year to keep roughly 2.3 million people behind bars. Many experts say that figure is a gross underestimate because it leaves many hidden costs that are borne by prisoners and their loved ones, with women overwhelmingly…




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