Study Faults Prison Spending Over Schools

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African-American men who drop out of high school are four times more likely to be imprisoned than white males who fail to graduate, according a study by a Washington-based think tank on criminal justice.

The report by the Justice Policy Institute shows that 52 percent of black male dropouts will have been incarcerated by their early 30s compared with 13 percent of white men who do not complete high school.

The authors of the report draw the conclusion that state governments are devoting too much money to prisons and not enough to education, according to the Baltimore Sun.

(The Justice Policy URL links directly to a full-text version of the report.)


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