The US prison system costs America’s federal government over $55 billion per year for just over two million prisoners. It doesn’t seem like very good value for money so why isn’t there a reevaluation of what lands people in prison? Well, that’s thanks in part to the US’s privately run prisons which requires minimum occupancy.
For this and more info about the US prison system, we have this handy infographic for your perusal.
Infographic via /r/Infographics. Click to embiggen.