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INFOGRAPHIC: See Who's In Prison In The U.S. And How They Got There

•, Ashley Lutz

The U.S. Prison population has skyrocketed since 1980, and many of the prisoners are serving time for drug offenses.

The population declined slightly during the U.S. recession, according to this infographic by But the 2012 budget signed by President Obama includes an additional $8.4 billion to spend on prisons.

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