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The U.S. spends over $60 billion dollars a year on a penal system that has sustainability issues. Prison populations have radically increased over the last several decades as well as the cost of incarcerating jail and prison inmates.

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updated: Jun 14, 2016


The United States accounts for 5% of the world’s population, but has over 20% of the prison population. Around 2.2 million people are incarcerated in U.S. jails. In addition, 1 in 35 adults in the U.S. are currently jail inmates, under probation, on parole, or prison inmates. 

According to the Federal Bureau of Prisons website, 46.5% of jail and prison inmates are incarcerated for nonviolent drug related crimes. The next largest inmate group, at 16.5%, consists of inmates charged with weapons, explosives, and arson crimes. 

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