Following the Money of Mass Incarceration

January 26, 2017
Following the Money of Mass Incarceration
Author: Prison Policy Initiative

The cost of imprisonment—including who benefits and who pays—is a major part of the national discussion around criminal justice policy. But prisons and jails are just one piece of the criminal justice system. In this report and accompanying infographic, the Prison Policy Initiative examines how the justice system works by identifying some of the key stakeholders and calculating how much they benefit from the system.