! NEW WORLD RECORD ! 2,500,000 AMERICAN CITIZENS IN PRISON

! NEW WORLD RECORD ! 2,500,000 AMERICAN CITIZENS IN PRISON ! NEW WORLD RECORD ! 2,500,000 AMERICAN CITIZENS IN PRISON ! NEW WORLD RECORD ! 2,500,000 AMERICAN CITIZENS IN PRISON

•    U.S. has highest Prison Population in the world.
•    U.S. has highest Prison Rate in the world at about 724 people per 100,000.
•    18 million people in prison worldwide with half in the U.S., Russia, or China.
•    There are over 5,000 Jails and Prisons in the U.S.
•    There are more Jails than Colleges in the U.S.
•    Over 2.7 million children in the U.S. have a parent in jail. (318.9 million people in the US in 2016)
•    The U.S. Prison Population has more than Quadrupled since the early 1980’s when mandatory sentencing for drugs when into effect.

 

93% of School Budgets comes from the State and Local Governments, not the Federal Government. 

Most School Budgets are determined by Median Income of the area. 

Dropouts have about a 60% higher rate of incarceration. 

"Trickle up economics leaves millions of people with no resources to leverage (diploma, work history, assets). Below livable wages and unemployment fuel frustration, hunger, disenfranchisement and result in desperation crimes and more abuse."

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