Graph showing the annual expenditures on the justice system by the judicial, corrections and policing systems. In 2012, $265 billion was spent on the justice system. Graph is made from Bureau of Justice Statistics data.

Data Source: Bureau of Justice Statistics, Justice Employment and Expenditures Extracts series. (Graph: Emily Widra, 2017)

This graph originally appeared in Tracking the impact of the prison system on the economy.

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