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Resource ID: #8574
Subject: Prisons
Source: Mercury News (San Jose, Calif.)


San Jose (Calif.) Mercury News recounts how California has tripled the number of people in its prisons during the 1980s; looks at the $1.3 billion the state spends annually on prisons and outlines what that money could buy if spent on schools, drug rehabilitation, or welfare; compares the percentage of the prison population with violent offenses over the decade and finds the proportion has decreased significantly, June 7, 1992.

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