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Research Paper On Who Paid For Incarceration

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Who pays for incarceration Jill Benoit Kaplan University CM107 Professor Reich December 9, 2015 Date: December 9, 2015 To: Department of Corrections From: Jill Benoit Subject: Who Pays? ”Each year, the United States spends $80 billion to lock away more than 2.4 million people in its jails and prisons. ” Budgets are blown on housing, transportation, and higher education. Costs per year are more than the correctional budget allows and over half of the population in the system have several sentences to serve. These costs affect incarcerated populations, families and communities from whom they are separated from. (aneta deVuono-powell, 2015) Families already have the household bills and add their loved one’s fines and reprimanded to pay while

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