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Prison spending bleeds education system

Date: April 7, 2011
Authors: Benjamin Todd Jealous and Roderick "Rod" R. Paige
QUOTE: As prison populations have grown, prison spending has squeezed out spending on education... The "tough on crime" approach to sentencing disproportionately punishes poor and minority communities -- African Americans are imprisoned for drug offenses at 10 times the rate of their white counterparts.

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