We spend nearly $415,000 a year per inmate in a youth prison in Maryland. We spend approximately $15,000 a year per student in a public school in Maryland. The stark contrast highlights the injustices of our system and we must urge the state to reallocate funds to schools to create preventive, treatment-based approaches and defund the school to prison pipeline.
Why is this important?
Investing in education and mentorship is a proven strategy to address the root causes of juvenile delinquency, fostering a positive environment that can break the cycle of incarceration.
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