Prison Inc. : The Secret Industry

Share this infographic on your site! Source: There are 2.3 million people living behind bars in the United States ● The US prison system costs the federal government $55 billion every year Prison VS. Jail ● Jails are locally-operated facilities that hold inmates for a short period of time ● Prisons are long-term facilities run by the state or federal government Prison: A Growing Industry Between 1990 and 2010, the number of privately operated prisons in the US increased 1600% ● Private prisons bring in roughly $3 billion in revenue every year ○ Over half of this comes from … Continue reading Prison Inc. : The Secret Industry