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In 2011, California spent $9.6 billion on prisons, versus $5.7 billion on higher education. Since 1980, California has built one college campus; it's built 21 prisons. The state spends $8,667 per student per year. It spends about $50,000 per inmate per year.
Editor's Note: Tune in this Sunday at 10am or 1pm EST for Fareed Zakaria GPS. By Fareed Zakaria, CNN Something caught my eye the other day. Pat Robertson, the high priest of the religious right, had ...
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