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Cost of incarceration in the U.S. more than $1 trillion -- ScienceDaily

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The cost of incarceration in the United States exceeds $1 trillion, or six percent of gross domestic product, and dwarfs the amount spent on corrections alone, finds a new study from Washington University in St. Louis.

'The $80 billion spent annually on corrections is frequently cited as the cost of incarceration, but this figure considerably underestimates the true cost by ignoring important social costs,' said Carrie Pettus-Davis, assistant professor at the Brown School and an expert on incarceration.

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