Beyond Scared Straight -Juvenile Justice Reform: Prison costs more than higher ed

Via Scoop.itJuvenile Justice

t costs more than $103,000 a year to house a 15-year-old at a Wisconsin juvenile justice facility.
It costs up to $14,300 a year to educate the same teenager at Milwaukee Public Schools.
While it costs about $33,500 a year to house an adult at Waupun Correctional Institution, it costs about $17,000 a year – with room and board – for an in-state student to attend a year of undergraduate studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
A few weeks ago, I told you that some college students in the state were graduating with student loan debt upward of $90,000.
Via juveniledefendants.blogspot.com

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