07 Jun '11, 1pm

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It costs more than $50,000 a year to keep an inmate in state prison in California, according to The Orange County Register . At the same time, ABC affiliate news10.net reports that California spent $7,440 per K-12 student last school year, according to Proposition 98 state funding. One Prison Inmate For Seven Students? In other words, California is spending almost seven times as much on each prison inmate as it spends on each K-12 student. Another way of looking at it? California Spends Twice As Much On Prisons As It Does On Universities The Orange County Register reveals that the state now spends more than $10 billion a year on prisons, about twice what it spends from the general fund for the University of California and the California State University systems combined. From The Orange County Register : That's a remarkable turnaround in a fairly short time. Just 15 years ...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/causes/education/blog/in-california-...

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