Tell Your Lawmakers: It’s Time to Invest in Schools – Not Prisons!

If you want something to grow, you invest in it, right? Then why has spending in the United States on prisons grown SEVEN TIMES faster than spending on higher education since 1985?1 And why do we spend FOUR TIMES more every year on a prisoner than on a student?2

It’s time to get our priorities straight. If you agree, join Crime Survivors for Safety and Justice now by adding your name to our petition.


Prison spending is growing much faster than spending on schools. As a country, we now spend four times more per year on a prisoner than on students. We need to get our priorities straight and invest in our children’s future.

1 National Association of State Budget Officers’ State Expenditure Report

2 Bureau of Justice Statistics & National Education Association

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