But there is opportunity in these numbers.
If we work together to encourage local governments in these 48 cities to correct their jail budgets, they would save $2.2 billion a year. For many of us, cities are more than just home–they are our communities and our pride.
Share this new tool with your friends and family on Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn to spread awareness of what jails are costing your city. Money that can be reinvested in social services, health, and treatment.
Vice President, Advocacy & Partnerships
Vera Institute of Justice