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Funding shortage causes prison overcrowding

The Department of Justice will spend $6.6 billion this year to stack drug dealers, addicts, shooters and illegal immigrants like Lego blocks in prisons that are overcrowded, understaffed and barely safe, according to a recent report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO). The GAO report found that the Bureau of Prisons (BOP), the agency that runs the federal penitentiary system, operated at 39 perc ...

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