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Pretrial detention costs $13.6 billion each year

Prison Policy Initiative’s new report Following the Money of Mass Incarceration looks at the big picture and concludes that the government and families of justice-involved people spend $182 billion each year on mass incarceration and over-criminalization. But for this report, PPI also calculates an important cost hidden within this figure: the cost of locking people up before trial.

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