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Drug Profits Fund Prison

The Justice Department Asset Forfeiture Fund has collected more than $1.5 billion in the last six years, including $460 million in cash and property in 1990, a 28 percent increase over 1989, according to U.S. Attorney General Thornburgh.

Since the forfeiture fund began in 1985, almost $500 million has gone to prison construction. Money is also distributed to federal, state and local law enforcement agencies and the Office of National Drug Control Policy.

"It is poetic justice when a drug dealer/s profits can be turned into effective weapons for law enforcement," Thornburgh said.

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