Arizona has the fourth highest imprisonment rate in the country and taxpayers spend more than $1 billion on the prison system every year. The prison population has grown by 60 percent since 2000 alone — nearly doubling the rate of general population growth — and taxpayers now spend more on prisons than on higher education and other critical state budget priorities. Read more here: https://36shgf3jsufe2xojr925ehv6-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Summary-The-High-Price-of-Prison-Growth.pdf

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