Report: Arizona spends $20K more annually per inmate over a student

| July 13, 2016

By Corbin Carson • KTAR News

PHOENIX — Arizona spends $20,000 more annually on each inmate than it does on a student in its school system, a federal report said.

The report from the U.S. Department of Education said, over the last three decades, the nation has increased penal spending at three times the rate of that spent on schools.

Arizona is no different. In 2015, the state spent $3,573 per K-12 pupil and $23,441 per inmate.

However, Dan Hunting, a senior policy analyst with the Morrison Institute for Public Policy at Arizona State University, said it’s important to keep the report in perspective.

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