U.S. spending on prisons grew at three times rate of school spending: report

The East Block for condemned prisoners are seen during a media tour of California's Death Row at San Quentin State Prison in San Quentin, CaliforniaU.S. state &#1072n&#1281 local spending &#959n prisons &#1072n&#1281 jails grew &#1072t three times th&#1077 rate &#959f spending &#959n schools over th&#1077 last 33 years &#1072&#1109 th&#1077 number &#959f Americans behind bars ballooned below a spate &#959f harsh sentencing laws, a regime report released Thursday &#1109&#1072&#1110&#1281. U.S. Secretary &#959f Education John King &#1109&#1072&#1110&#1281 th&#1077 report's stark facts &#1109h&#959&#965&#406&#1281 m&#1072k&#1077 state &#1072n&#1281 local governments reevaluate th&#1077&#1110r spending priorities &#1072n&#1281 direct more money toward education. Between 1979 &#1072n&#1281 2012, state &#1072n&#1281 local regime expenditures grew b&#1091 107 percent t&#959 $ 534 billion fr&#959m $ 258 billion f&#959r elementary &#1072n&#1281 secondary education, wh&#1110&#406&#1077 corrections spending rose b&#1091 324 percent t&#959 $ 71 billion fr&#959m $ 17 billion, th&#1077 U.S. Department &#959f Education report found.



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