Advocates Says Justice Spending Wasted $3.4 Trillion

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Three advocacy groups issued a report arguing that misguided criminal justice policies wasted $3.4 trillion over three decades that could have been used to address the root causes of crime and meet critical community needs. The report was compiled by Communities United, Make the Road New York, and Padres & Jóvenes Unidos. It analyzes U.S. investments in police, prisons, jails, prosecutors, and immigration enforcement. The report says that between . . .

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