Prison Vs School: The Definitive Comparison

November 28, 2019

Prison is Free And We Have To Pay For College

Buzzfeed does a great job on this video. It sure is a shame we can’t pull our heads out of our asses and see the need to put more into educating our kids. Is it the self serving bureaucracies or just pure ignorance that allows this to continue?

More money must go to schools than to prisons before high-crime neighborhoods can truly be reformed.

The Definitive logical Comparison of school and prison. Prison Vs School. The Definitive Comparison. (2)

We spend almost twice the money to incarcerating people than we do to educate them.

The Definitive logical Comparison of school and prison. Prison Vs School. The Definitive Comparison. (3)

 

Since 1980, the U.S. prison population has grown exponentially, expanding from approximately 500,000 to 2.3 million people in just three decades. America now has the dubious distinction of leading the world in prison population: We account for 25 percent of all prisoners but only 5 percent of the global population. Our penchant for punishment has come at a cost. We spend almost $70 billion annually to place adults in prison and jails, to confine youth in detention centers, and to supervise 7.3 million individuals on probation and parole. Indeed, confinement costs have claimed an increasing share of state and local government spending. This trend has starved essential social programs — most notably education. read more