No Budget Cuts for Federal Prisons

Posted on April 13, 2011

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No Budget Cuts for Federal Prisons | Mother Jones.

With more people and a higher percentage of the population locked up than any other country, the United States would seem more than ripe for cuts in both its incarceration rate and its prison spending. A number of states have initiated such measures, and a growing chorus of critics on the right and left are decrying the devastating costs–fiscal and otherwise–of mass incarceration. Yet the Obama Administration’s combined budget requests for FY 2011 and FY 2012 call for a full 10 percent increase over 2010 levels in funding to the federal Bureau of Prisons, to more than $6.8 billion….In all, more than 72 percent are nonviolent offenders with no history of violence, and 34 percent are first-time nonviolent offenders.

nevermind that it makes no sense…why would the defund one of the main ways to control and make a profit off the have nots in society?

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