The Alliance for Safety and Justice (ASJ) is national partner for CAPPS in the fight for new safety priorities. Since 1985, state spending on prisons has grown seven times faster than spending on higher education. ASJ premiered “What You Invest in Grows,” to highlight our misplaced spending priorities and re imagine how we could invest the $80 billion spent each year on incarceration.
Here in Michigan corrections spending grew by 208% since 1985, while education spending declined 50%. Click on the video below to learn more.