$3.4 Trillion Mistake: Want More School Books or More Prisons?

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From 1983 to 2012, Americans spent $3.4 trillion more on the justice system than they would have if the system had stayed the same size as it was in 1982.

A report by four organizations, “The $3.4 Trillion Mistake,” explores how else the money could have been spent.

Juan Evangelista, a youth organizer for Padres & Jóvenes Unidos, and Tonii Maggitt, of Communities United, discuss the report.

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