More Corrections, Less Educations
Washington Post‘s “New High In U.S. Prison Numbers,” N.C. Aizenman reports:
About 91 percent of incarcerated adults are under state or local jurisdiction. And the report also documents the tradeoffs state governments have faced as they devote larger shares of their budgets to house them. For instance, over the past two decades, state spending on corrections (adjusted for inflation) increased 127 percent; spending on higher education rose 21 percent.