How Much the Government Spends with Students Vs Prisoners

how much the government spends with Students Vs Prisoners
  1. Really-pissed Guy via Facebook says:
    I get free school but the rest is never going to happen unfortunately. The good thing about us students being not in prison is that we can make money from our education and then go spend it.
    I get free school but the rest is never going to happen unfortunately. The good thing about us students being not in prison is that we can make money from our education and then go spend it.
  2. Gary Davies says:
    wat
    wat
  3. Jared Autrey says:
    During high school and even in college, I have had internet access, access to a weight room and gym, access to a library. In high school they have P.E. and other sports which you really don't have to pay for. I also had access to computer labs, and of course there is funding to earn a degree. Free housing? If you call living in a cell housing, if you call those jump suits clothing. And most colleges that have a dental program actually offer free dental care.
    During high school and even in college, I have had internet access, access to a weight room and gym, access to a library. In high school they have P.E. and other sports which you really don't have to pay for. I also had access to computer labs, and of course there is funding to earn a degree. Free housing? If you call living in a cell housing, if you call those jump suits clothing. And most colleges that have a dental program actually offer free dental care.
  4. Adrian J. Rosario says:
    This is incorrect. Terrible misinformation.
    This is incorrect. Terrible misinformation.
  5. Patrick Wilson says:
    The fact is, it costs money to keep the bad guys locked up so that the civilian life with be with less robberies, murders, and so on. Otherwise, all of you would either have your money/property stolen, be under a constant threat of being injured/killed, and possibly raped. Transportation to and from school would be more dangerous. Anyway, the fact of the matter is,you are getting free money to go to school so it doesnt matter how much you get. I'm pro justice.
    The fact is, it costs money to keep the bad guys locked up so that the civilian life with be with less robberies, murders, and so on. Otherwise, all of you would either have your money/property stolen, be under a constant threat of being injured/killed, and possibly raped. Transportation to and from school would be more dangerous. Anyway, the fact of the matter is,you are getting free money to go to school so it doesnt matter how much you get. I'm pro justice.
  6. Joe Proctor says:
    Solid points, but in KY education funding was cut this year to 2008 levels. Next year to 2006 levels. Prison funding increased, as did money to the Creation Museum. Fact is there is more money to be made in government prison contracts than education contracts.
    Solid points, but in KY education funding was cut this year to 2008 levels. Next year to 2006 levels. Prison funding increased, as did money to the Creation Museum. Fact is there is more money to be made in government prison contracts than education contracts.
  7. Jared Autrey says:
    And that is pretty sad, I know a lot of school are getting their funding's cut. No wonder our education system is poor
    And that is pretty sad, I know a lot of school are getting their funding's cut. No wonder our education system is poor
  8. Lindsey Haun says:
    Actually, the fact is that too many people are locked up for petty crimes, such as minor marijuana possession. I'm not talking drug cartels here. If all the non-criminals in all the states were allowed to own guns, we wouldn't have to worry about crime as much. The fact is, when you take guns away from law-abiding citizens, the only people who have guns are cops and criminals. If we stopped locking people up for minor offenses and we allowed all citizens to own guns, crime would go down and we'd be able to spend more money on education. I'm sure all of you went to relatively "okay" schools, but you have no idea what it's like in inner-city schools and you have no idea how much more funding could help those schools and keep THOSE kids from becoming criminals who we'll have to pay for later anyway when they're in jail.
    Actually, the fact is that too many people are locked up for petty crimes, such as minor marijuana possession. I'm not talking drug cartels here. If all the non-criminals in all the states were allowed to own guns, we wouldn't have to worry about crime as much. The fact is, when you take guns away from law-abiding citizens, the only people who have guns are cops and criminals. If we stopped locking people up for minor offenses and we allowed all citizens to own guns, crime would go down and we'd be able to spend more money on education. I'm sure all of you went to relatively "okay" schools, but you have no idea what it's like in inner-city schools and you have no idea how much more funding could help those schools and keep THOSE kids from becoming criminals who we'll have to pay for later anyway when they're in jail.
  9. Steven Porretta says:
    I think this image only refers to Michigan. However, it seems they left out access to being sodomized against your own will on the list. As well as access to being shanked.
    I think this image only refers to Michigan. However, it seems they left out access to being sodomized against your own will on the list. As well as access to being shanked.
  10. Tom Dailey says:
    Ya @jared Autrey and everyone else. Learn to read. you said you went to college? then notice it says MICHIGAN...not Texas, Not Arizona... it says Michigan!
    Ya @jared Autrey and everyone else. Learn to read. you said you went to college? then notice it says MICHIGAN...not Texas, Not Arizona... it says Michigan!
  11. David Brazeal says:
    There is more money to be made off of jail than school. Look into it and see the disgusting truth.
    There is more money to be made off of jail than school. Look into it and see the disgusting truth.
  12. Donovan Dudlext says:
    is trying to remember some good news coming from the state of Michigan and I'm sadly failing. @Patrick Wilson, you bring up a valid argument. I don't doubt any sane person would disagree that it costs money to keep the bad guys locked up. nor do I think the spirit of the info-graphic is so much that we should stop funding prisons, so much as that we should be doing more to fund education and give more opportunities and ability for people to make something out of themselves before becoming wrapped up in the justice system. however, I think a solid argument could be made about some of the things money that is spent on prisons is going towards. unfortunately you have incredibly clever individuals with access to legal council, law libraries and an insane amount of free time to demand what is given to them by fighting and changing the law. A lot of offenders currently serving time are not serving time for raping, murdering and robbing innocent, law abiding folks. they're non-violent drug offenders who need rehab and maybe probation/restitution instead of being kept under lock and key 24hrs a day for 1-5 years. I imagine that would save a few dollars for the state to have an income stream from only needing to hire a fraction of the numbers of people to be probation offices instead of corrections officers. it's a big messy argument, and unfortunate that in Michigan more money is spent on prisons than schools. I'd be willing to bed this is the case in most states, and there really isn't a simple answer.
    is trying to remember some good news coming from the state of Michigan and I'm sadly failing. @Patrick Wilson, you bring up a valid argument. I don't doubt any sane person would disagree that it costs money to keep the bad guys locked up. nor do I think the spirit of the info-graphic is so much that we should stop funding prisons, so much as that we should be doing more to fund education and give more opportunities and ability for people to make something out of themselves before becoming wrapped up in the justice system. however, I think a solid argument could be made about some of the things money that is spent on prisons is going towards. unfortunately you have incredibly clever individuals with access to legal council, law libraries and an insane amount of free time to demand what is given to them by fighting and changing the law. A lot of offenders currently serving time are not serving time for raping, murdering and robbing innocent, law abiding folks. they're non-violent drug offenders who need rehab and maybe probation/restitution instead of being kept under lock and key 24hrs a day for 1-5 years. I imagine that would save a few dollars for the state to have an income stream from only needing to hire a fraction of the numbers of people to be probation offices instead of corrections officers. it's a big messy argument, and unfortunate that in Michigan more money is spent on prisons than schools. I'd be willing to bed this is the case in most states, and there really isn't a simple answer.
  13. Krystal Rose Schrot says:
    Huh.. what school gets away with only $9,500 a year?
    Huh.. what school gets away with only $9,500 a year?
  14. Andrew Kruschell says:
    I know this is long term thinking, but wouldn't spending less on education end up causing more costs in the future for the prisons?
    I know this is long term thinking, but wouldn't spending less on education end up causing more costs in the future for the prisons?
  15. Sidney Horner says:
    That's because they are basically the same job except in a school inmates are released before into the parents custody for the night. If schools house kids than they would make more money.
    That's because they are basically the same job except in a school inmates are released before into the parents custody for the night. If schools house kids than they would make more money.
  16. Joe Proctor says:
    One of the most common themes among criminals is a lack of education. Recent social experiments in black inner cities and rural white areas have proven that bad schools make bad neighborhoods, not the other way around. The US now has the world's largest prison population & privatized prisons are a growth industry & highly profitable. Also what potential does a well-funded student have as a opposed to the potential of a well-funded prisoner?
    One of the most common themes among criminals is a lack of education. Recent social experiments in black inner cities and rural white areas have proven that bad schools make bad neighborhoods, not the other way around. The US now has the world's largest prison population & privatized prisons are a growth industry & highly profitable. Also what potential does a well-funded student have as a opposed to the potential of a well-funded prisoner?
  17. Jonathan Hall says:
    Exactly. Funding is uncountable, and even if it wasn't, there'd be no apostrophe in it (it would just be plural).
    Exactly. Funding is uncountable, and even if it wasn't, there'd be no apostrophe in it (it would just be plural).
  18. Edward Bacon says:
    ok in the UK it must be different here students get free health care, internet access, weight room (gym) in college anyway), television in college, access to a library, a computer lab, and free dental care I think atleast with the NHS same with health care :)
    ok in the UK it must be different here students get free health care, internet access, weight room (gym) in college anyway), television in college, access to a library, a computer lab, and free dental care I think atleast with the NHS same with health care :)
  19. Snizzle Dizzle says:
    I believe that prisoners are our future. Teach them well, and let them lead the way...
    I believe that prisoners are our future. Teach them well, and let them lead the way...
  20. Kaytlin Nadolski says:
    the only problem with that is that a third of the people who are locked up, are in jail because of charges on marijuana. a third. i understand i come from california, land of the green, but i still think that most people agree that marijuana isn't quite a good enough reason for a third of the prison population. not when it costs so much to take care of the prisoners and there's overcrowding at least.
    the only problem with that is that a third of the people who are locked up, are in jail because of charges on marijuana. a third. i understand i come from california, land of the green, but i still think that most people agree that marijuana isn't quite a good enough reason for a third of the prison population. not when it costs so much to take care of the prisoners and there's overcrowding at least.
  21. Alexander Sergejev says:
    Of course, most of those people are in there for non-violent drug charges. If you are pro-justice, it must drive you crazy when murderers and rapists get less prison time than someone who grew pot.
    Of course, most of those people are in there for non-violent drug charges. If you are pro-justice, it must drive you crazy when murderers and rapists get less prison time than someone who grew pot.
  22. Bill Haase says:
    Well we all know Michigan is mess up.. heck if they were right in the head you'll would move to Ohio.
    Well we all know Michigan is mess up.. heck if they were right in the head you'll would move to Ohio.
  23. Scott Zilla says:
    so we should just throw whiny students who want everything for nothing in prison! problem solved.
    so we should just throw whiny students who want everything for nothing in prison! problem solved.
  24. J.s. Buckman says:
    THAT ISN'T JUST MICHIGAIN IT'S ALL STATES.
    THAT ISN'T JUST MICHIGAIN IT'S ALL STATES.
  25. Jacob Spradling says:
    dont HATE .... just MOTIVATE
    dont HATE .... just MOTIVATE
  26. Jacob Spradling says:
    dont HATE .... just MOTIVATE
    dont HATE .... just MOTIVATE
  27. Malcolm Pritchard says:
    some states actually spend a lot more, and the money spent on inmates can actually send a person to college
    some states actually spend a lot more, and the money spent on inmates can actually send a person to college
  28. Leigh Marsh says:
    Per student/prisoner. Perhaps your school only had a GRAND total of $9575/year?
    Per student/prisoner. Perhaps your school only had a GRAND total of $9575/year?