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Articles by Audry Spade

New Study Indicates Annual Cost of Incarceration Exceeds $1 Trillion

by Audry Spade

A new research study has estimated the total cost of incarceration in the United States has surged to a staggering $1 trillion per year – 11 times the $80 billion spent annually on corrections alone, and 6% of the nation’s gross domestic product (GDP).

For many families ...