How to get away with murder is the new law of the land.
The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) recently released a report on how Americans are being prosecuted for crimes against the state.
The Bureau of Criminal Justice Statistics estimates that there are roughly 13.5 million people in the United States who are currently in jail for an offense, with an estimated $15 billion in annual prison costs.
The average cost for the year 2017 was $3,988 per person.
According to the Bureau of Public Safety and Homeland Security (BPS), the average cost of a violent crime in 2017 was nearly $20,000.
This is a big deal.
While a few states are starting to catch up to the federal law, many states are still failing to meet the legal requirements for state prisoners.
That means that the majority of people in state prisons are being kept behind bars for the crime of possessing a small amount of marijuana.
In fact, the average length of time someone is held in a state prison is now more than five years.
The Department of Justice estimates that the average inmate stays in prison for nine months, with up to 15% being held in the county jail.
According to the BJS, more than 70% of federal prisoners are serving life sentences for drug offenses, and more than half of all federal inmates are in the state and local corrections systems.
According the BPS, in 2016, about 11% of state prisoners were serving life imprisonment for drug-related offenses.
The average time served in federal prison in the country is longer than the average time spent in prison in most other developed nations.
The FBI estimates that a person who is serving a sentence for a drug offense in the U.S. will spend 5.1 years behind bars, while a person serving a life sentence for drug offense will spend 9.3 years in prison.
As the Bureau’s report notes, many people in prison are not receiving adequate mental health services.
While most states have instituted “three strikes” laws that make it illegal to purchase or possess drugs while in prison, most states do not have the resources to provide adequate mental healthcare to inmates.
The report notes that the federal Bureau of Prisons has spent nearly $50 million to provide mental health treatment to inmates and that the state of Connecticut has spent $20 million on mental health programs.
While the Bureau states that states should have access to the mental health resources they need, many don’t.
According a 2016 Gallup poll, more Americans have received mental health care in prison than anywhere else.
The poll found that more than 4 in 5 Americans believe that they will be at least a little bit less safe in prison if they are not provided the mental care that they need.
States and localities need to take a more aggressive approach to providing mental health and substance abuse treatment to their inmates.
This includes not only providing mental healthcare services, but also providing treatment options and services to inmates that are not prison related.
The United States can and should become the leader in creating a national strategy for addressing this problem.