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Interesting Information about Prisons

1% of the adult population of America is in prison, or about 2.4 million!

7.5% of the adult population of America is incarcerated, on probation or on parole!

66% of all prisoners will commit another crime and do more time!

America currently houses 25% of the world’s prison population!

$23,876 – The average cost to care for ONE prisoner annually!

50 states spend $49 billion on their prisons annually!

Source: The United States Department of Justice Bureau of Justice Statistics

Updated on July 16, 2020

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