California Expenditures for Corrections Department

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.

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