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Clovis Adult Education

1452 David E Cook Way
Clovis, CA 93611

General Phone: 559-327-2800
Financial Aid Phone: 559-327-2854
Sector: Public, less-than 2-year

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The cost of incarceration - Portales News-Tribune

Every day in Roosevelt and Curry County, taxpayers pay more to house criminals than to educate children. In Curry County, inmates absorb almost double the amount of money students do. To house an inmate at the detention center burns $50 in taxpayer money per day. To educate and care for a child in area schools, costs $29 per day. In neighboring Roosevelt County, the gap is less severe. About $35 is spent per child per day, and about $45 dollars is spent per inmate per day. But officials concur, if more money were invested in education, less money would likely need to be spent on incarceration. “It’s got to start somewhere,” Roosevelt County Manager Charlene Hardin said. County jails are bursting at the seams, while millions of dollars are pumped into a system that hosts the same inmates over and over again. “It is going to break counties in the state if something doesn’t change quickly,” Hardin said from her office. “Maybe if we started young (with education), we could change things. It’s worth trying.” In an office less than 20 miles away, Curry County Manager Dick Smith is also disenchanted with the corrections system. Every year, more than half - more available