Study: 1 in 31 Alabamians locked up, $420M spent

Findings on Alabama from the report released Monday by the Pew Center on the States:

-- 1 out of 32 adults in Alabama is under correctional control, up from 1 in 90 adults in 1982

-- Nationally, 1 in 31 adults is under correctional control -- up from 1 in 77 in 1984

-- Alabama spent $420 million on corrections in 2008, which was 2.5 percent of the general fund

-- National correctional spending including local, federal and other funding was $68 billion in 2008

-- The costs of one day in an Alabama prison is equal to 18 days of probation and parole

-- Probation and parole cost Alabama $2.16 per day per offender in 2008

-- Alabama prison costs were $39.46 a day per offender in 2008

-- The national daily prison cost average is $78.95 per offender


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