Picture This! The Real Cost of Prison Expansionat the Kingsessing rec center playground.
Over the last two years, Governor Corbett has consistently shortchanged children across Pennsylvania. In addition to his cuts to basic and higher education, Governor Corbett’s 2012-2013 proposed budget slashes early childhood education by $30 million. Overall, Corbett has cut early childhood education by $90 million in his first two budgets.
The $30 million cut to early childhood education in Corbett’s proposed budget is equal to the cost of about 300 of the 5,000-plus new prison beds that are currently being built in Pennsylvania.
For more on Governor Corbett’s attack on Pennsylvania’s children, see: http://articles.mcall.com/2012-02-25/opinion/mc-corbett-pa.-budget-children-benso-yv-20120225_1_corbett-budget-plan-early-childhood-tom-corbett
For more on Decarcerate PA’s campaign, see: www.decarceratepa.info