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Mass Incarcertation

MINSIS INCARCERATION * World Population * U.S.s % of Overall Population * U.S.s % of Prisoner Population WITH ONLY 5% OF THE WORLD'S POPULATION, THE U.S. HAS 25% OF THE WORLD'S PRISON POPULATION. 1 000 200 % of Non-Violent Offenders % of Violent Offenders NEARLY HALF OF ALL PRISONERS IN STATE PRISONS ARE LOCKED UP FOR NONVIOLENT OFFENSES. 2 1987 2007 ICorrections Spending IHigher Education Spending BY 2007, STATES SPENT MORE THAN $44 BILLION ON INCARCERATION AND RELATED EXPENSES, A 127% JUMP FROM 1987. OVER THIS SAME PERIOD, SPENDING ON HIGHER EDUCATION ROSE JUST 21%. 3 General population growth rate 44 700 DOO Prison population growth rate THE U.S. PRISON POPULATION ROSE BY 700% FROM 1970 TO 2005, A RATE FAR OUTPACING THAT OF GENERAL POPULATION GROWTH AND CRIME RATES. 4 1 IN EVERY 106 WHITE MALES AGE 1 IN EVERY 36 HISPANIC MALES AGE 18 OR OLDER ARE INCARCERATED. 5 18 OR OLDER ARE INCARCERATED. 5 1 IN EVERY 15 BLACK MALES AGE 18 OR OLDER ARE INCARCERATED. 5 ACLU TO LEARN MORE VISIT ACLU.ORG A FACEBOOK.COM/ACLU.NATIONWIDE E TWITTER.COM/ACLU AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION . Suranne M. Kirchoft "Tronomic Impacts of Prison Growth" Congresslonal Reseerch Service April, 2010L. a. "Prison Inmate Characteristics." Dureau of Juntice Statstes JSI- ofice of Justice Programs 31 Dec 2009. Web. 25 May 2011. chttp//ojs.ojp.usdoj gooinder.ctn?ty=tpa 1 in 100 report BOISPCTS Prison08_FINAL_2--LFORWEB.pat Public Salety, Public Spending http/iwww.pewcenteronthestates.orgluploadedFiles/Public56205afety%20Publics20Spending par 5 The PEW Center on the States, i in 100 report nttpu//www.pewcenteronthestates.orglupioadedFiles/80ISPCTS_Prisonde_FINAL_2-1-1_FORWEB.pat.

Mass Incarcertation

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