Obama's 2013 Justice Department Budget
Here is President Obama's 2013 proposed budget for the Department of
Punishment Justice. The total comes to $36.5 billion. Among the lowlights.
- Prison budget: $8.5 billion, a 4 percent increase over 2012. (It notes that there 2.3 million people in U.S. prisons and 1 in 32 American adults are under some kind of correctional supervision.) [More..]
- $700 million to investigate and prosecute financial crimes, an increase of $55 million over 2012.
- $2 billion in Southwest border enforcement spending.
- $40 million for intellectual property crimes -- a $5 million increase for additional attorneys and FBI agents
- $2 billion to states and local government program assistance for police hiring, general purpose criminal justice assistance, violence against women programs, and Second Chance Act grants;
Amounts for non-incarcerative purposes:
- $153 million in prisoner reentry and jail diversion programs, including $80 million for the Second Chance Act programs and $52 million for problem-solving grants supporting drug courts, mentally ill offender assistance, and other problem-solving approaches.
The budget includes:
- 8 billion to the FBI
- 2 billion to the DEA
- 2 billion for prosecutors
- 1 billion for US Marshals
- 1 billion for ATF
- 6.8 billion to the Bureau of Prisons
- 1.6 billion for prisoner detention
- 525 million for Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Forces
America. Prison Nation.
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