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Maps: State Prison Spending Increases Outpace Education Spending By 63-668 Percent

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"While prison spending has risen three times as quickly as school spending nationally, in some states the disparities are far greater. In Colorado, prison spending rose five times faster than school spending. Prison spending grew six times more quickly in South Dakota and seven times in Wyoming. In Texas, where the disparity is greatest, prison spending grew at nearly eight times the rate as school spending."

From the Washington Post (The states that spend more money on prisoners than college students)

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