How U.S. Prisons Cost Taxpayers $228 Billion Every Year

October 5, 2012

Via: Daily Bail

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This video was done in partnership with the ACLU, Equal Justice Initiative, All of Us or None, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, NAACP, A New Way of Life, Families Against Mandatory Minimums, Justice Policy Institute, Drug Policy Alliance, Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, the United Methodist Church, Justice Fellowship, and Partnership for Safety and Justice.

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US Federal Budget Visualized – Your Tax Dollars at Work

  • Libertarianman

    This could be zero. There should be private prisons run by factories so that the prisoners not only pay for their own care. They could also repay the victims of their crimes as well as earn money to start over once they get out.

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