Footing the bill: Causes and budgetary consequences of state spending on corrections

John W. Ellwood*, Joshua Guetzkow

*Corresponding author for this work

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18 Scopus citations

Abstract

This chapter provides an overview of state budgeting for corrections. As such it addresses the following questions: How much do states spend on corrections? To what degree has state corrections spending grown over time? How does that spending vary across the states and over time? What factors account for this variation? Finally, does rising spending on corrections affect the amount of money spent on other state activities?.

Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publicationDo Prisons Make Us Safer?
Subtitle of host publicationThe Benefits and Costs of the Prison Boom
PublisherRussell Sage Foundation
Pages207-238
Number of pages32
Volume9781610444651
ISBN (Electronic)9781610444651
ISBN (Print)9780871548603
StatePublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes

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