California spends too much on prisons, not enough to keep people out of prison

California spends too much on prisons, not enough to keep people out of prison

The prison population & crime rates across #California have declined, yet state spending on incarceration has grown by 32% since 2007. 📈

“We are spending too much on our prison system because our justice system has become convoluted with excessive sentences, countless crimes and arbitrary sentence enhancements.”

When we spend over $80,000/year to keep one individual behind bars and less than $12,000/year to support a K-12 student, we all fail. 💰🔥☹️

Read the full article by Sal Rodriguez for the Orange County Register here.

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