How Much Is Your State Spending on Corrections?

Publication: NOW on PBS


05/13/2008 - 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 Center on the States' Public Safety Performance Project.

Use NOW's clickable map to find your state's prison population, how much corrections cost your state, and the ratio of corrections to higher education spending.

View the map In Your State: Prison Costs on the PBS Web site.

Read the full report One in 100: Behind Bars in America 2008 on the Pew Center on the States Web site.

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