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U.S. Prisons Don’t Fund Education, and Everybody Pays a Price

By Matthew Fleischer – Take Part Xavier McElrath-Bey was locked up as an accomplice to murder before his 14th birthday. A participant in a gang murder, McElrath-Bey spent 13 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections for his crime between 1989 and 2002. Though many young people in similar circumstances would be written off as

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