Close your eyes and say to yourself, "state prison." Your mind likely fills with images, colors, sounds, emotions - all harsh - and most of them are probably accurate. But there is more to find in prison. There is humanity.
IPP Volunteer Becky LoDolce writes about her experiences inside San Quentin State Prison in New Cartographer magazine.
For complete story, visit the New Cartographer website.
One year at Princeton University: $37,000. One year at a New Jersey state prison: $44,000.
Prison and college "are the two most divergent paths one can take in life," Joseph Staten, an info-graphic researcher with Public Administration, says. Whereas one is a positive experience that increases lifetime earning potential, the other is a near dead end, which is why Staten found it striking that the lion's share of government funding goes toward incarceration.
See the complete chart of One Year of Prison Costs More Than One Year at Princeton here