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Week of 5.9.08

In Your State: Prison Costs

The number of people behind bars in the United States continued to climb in 2007 with more than one in every 100 adults either in jail or prison for the first time, according to a study by the Pew Public Safety Performance Project.

Use the map below to find your state's prison population, how much corrections cost your state, and the ratio of corrections to higher education spending. Information about each state selected is located beneath the map.

Map of the United States of America
Click on a state to view its information

Source: The Pew Center On The States: One in 100: Behind Bars in America 2008 [pdf]






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