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Are We Criminalizing Our Students? | EDWEEK

An overemphasis on criminal justice undermines K-12 education By Lori Bezahler & Allison Brown Despite the deep political divisions laid bare by the November election, there is an emerging consensus that we are spending too much money to put too many Americans behind bars. Our prison and jail population has tripled to about 2.2 million Read more…


The $3.4 Trillion Mistake: The Cost of Mass Incarceration and Criminalization, and How Justice Reinvestment Can Build A Better Future For All

The report by Hazen grantees, Communities United, Make the Road New York, and Padres & Jóvenes Unidos, provides a national and state-by-state analysis of the country’s investments in police, prisons, jails, prosecutors, and immigration enforcement. It shows that, from 1982 to 2012, the U.S. increased its spending on the justice system from $90 billion annually Read more…