“According to a RAND analysis, every $1 invested in such [inmate] education generates at least $4 in economic return,” reports Fast Company. https://www.fastcompany.com/40547877/californias-prison-edcation-system-is-yielding-impressive-results
“The state typically spends $71,000 a year to house an inmate. It costs about $5,000 total to help put one [incarcerated] student through community college”, reports Fast Company.
“Corruption within the California state prison system cannot be tolerated,” U.S. Attorney Adam Braverman to NBC San Diego regarding the indictment of a 23-year CDCR veteran caught smuggling heroin and meth into prison. https://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/San-Diego-Prison-Guard-Accused-of-Smuggling-Drugs-into-Prison-475486693.html
“Statewide property crime rates decreased by 3 percent in 2016 compared to 2015, and today, overall crime rates are lower than they were when Gov. Jerry Brown came into office in 2010,” reports The San Luis Obispo Tribune. http://www.sanluisobispo.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article204059759.html
Results from the study out of UC Irvine suggest the passage of Proposition 47 in 2014 “has had no effect on violent crimes, including homicide, rape, aggravated assault and robbery,” The Orange Country Register said. https://www.ocregister.com/2018/03/07/is-proposition-47-responsible-for-crime-increases-in-california/
“The RAND Corporation produced a report that showed individuals who participate in any type of educational program while in prison are 43 percent less likely to return to prison.” Reports the American Progress Org. https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/education-k-12/news/2018/03/02/447321/education-opportunities-prison-key-reducing-crime/
“Mass incarceration is inextricably linked to mass under education in America,” according to Elizabeth Hinton in The New York Times. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/06/opinion/prisons-colleges-education.html
“There are over 4,800 legal restrictions facing people with convictions after sentence completion…73% of these legal barriers are permanent.” “SAFE AND SOUND: …” by Californians For Safety and Justice Nov. 2017