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THE COST OF INCARCERATION

Published on June 2, 2010 By KRT

An Absolutely great article! (Kurt MC)

THE COST OF INCARCERATION

By Kevin Henry & Elissa R.

Kevin and I first published this essay in pamphlet form in 1996. Unfortunately, little has changed in the last near-decade except the increase in the total number of prisoners in the U.S. (As education OUTSIDE of prison disintegrates as well, we can only foresee this number swelling even more in the future.) Kevin, luckily, is still able to attend university extension classes and will soon earn his B.A. We offer “The Cost of Incarceration” here in honor of his upcoming graduation–and because his argument still needs to be heard. [Elissa R.]