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Since 1980, the U.S. prison population has grown exponentially, expanding from approximately 500,000 to 2.3 million people in just three decades. What does it say about any state that focuses more on prison uniforms than on caps and gowns? Only when we make meaningful investments in schools- not prisons- will our nation reap the benefits through increased earnings for families, reduced unemployment, increased tax revenues from more vibrant local economies, reduced reliance on public assistance, increased civic engagement, and improved public-safety outcomes for neighborhoods at risk of violence and victimization.
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