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State and local governments spend roughly $50 billion every year on local law enforcement, the criminal legal system, and incarceration in state prisons.

Roughly 1 in 3 people in state prisons receive mental health care.

Incarceration has declined substantially over the past decade, but men and women of color generally continue to be incarcerated at higher rates than white men and women.

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Monica Davalos
Policy Analyst
Scott Graves
Director of Research

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