MA Inmate Total Down, Prison Spending Way Up

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Massachusetts' inmate population has declined, but the state is still spending more money to operate jails and prisons, mostly to pay corrections staff, according to an independent criminal justice report that questions the state’s spending priorities, the Boston Globe reports. Spending for the Department of Correction and the 14 county sheriffs’ offices outpaced inflation and rose 18 percent from 2011 to . . .

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