Category: Prisons and Detention Facilities
The U.S. spends over $60 billion dollars a year on a penal system that has sustainability issues. Prison populations have radically increased over the last several decades as well as the cost of incarcerating jail and prison inmates.
Despite having less than 5 percent of the world's population, the United States tops the global list for incarcerations. Nearly one percent of people in the United States has been in or is currently in jail or prison.