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?.
|Title of host publication
|Do Prisons Make Us Safer?
|Subtitle of host publication
|The Benefits and Costs of the Prison Boom
|Russell Sage Foundation
|Number of pages
|Published - 2009
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