There are over 170,000 prisones incarcerated in California.
It costs $49,000 a year to keep one inmate in prison. That means that our state spends $8.3 billion a year to keep prisoners locked up. A death row inmate costs $90,000 a year.
Supposedly that’s more than the state spends on education.
We spend an average of $8,900 per student in public schools. This is well below some other states, like New York at $12,000.