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  •  The prison-industrial complex is a cancer (2+ / 0-)
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    http://en.wikipedia.org/...

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    And in California;

    Study Finds California Now Spending More On Prisons Than Colleges

    Higher education spending is now less than 10 percent of the California General Fund, while corrections makes just over 10 percent.

    The study found that inmate spending has largely avoided cuts during recession periods, while the California State University System, Community Colleges and University of California systems have been subjected to cuts. Researchers said the percentage of people incarcerated grew much faster than the general population over the study period.

    So much for California being a "progressive" state.

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    by Shockwave on Sun Jun 09, 2013 at 03:36:04 PM PDT

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