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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