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Sticker Shock South Carolina

From March 30 to April 5, JPI, the ACLU of South Carolina, South Carolina Appleseed, and other organizations committed to justice reform will be highlighting the high cost of youth incarceration in South Carolina. And we need your help!

Copy and share the following posts & images (inspired by our report, Sticker Shock: Calculating the Full Price Tag for Youth Incarceration) on your social media profiles. Below, you'll also find Twitter info for many of South Carolina's elected leaders.

Let's convince policymakers it's time for juvenile justice reform. Help spread the word about the high cost of youth incarceration in South Carolina!


Twitter: SC taxpayers spend up to $155,490 to lock up 1 youth for 1 year. #StickerShock GiveKidsAChanceSC.com

Twitter: It costs up to $155,490 to lock up 1 youth for 1 year in SC. #StickerShock GiveKidsAChanceSC.com

Twitter: How much does youth incarceration cost in SC? The answer will give you #StickerShock. GiveKidsAChanceSC.com

Facebook: Do you know how much youth incarceration costs? The answer will give you #StickerShock. SHARE if you agree it’s time for reform. GiveKidsAChanceSC.com

Facebook: Talk about #StickerShock – South Carolina taxpayers spend up to $155k to lock up 1 youth for 1 year. SHARE to tell our leaders it’s time for reform. GiveKidsAChanceSC.com

Twitter: Locking up 1 youth in SC costs up to 7x more than a year at @UofSC. #StickerShock GiveKidsAChanceSC.com

Facebook: How much does youth confinement cost in South Carolina? Up to 7x more than the cost of attending USC for a year. SHARE if the price of youth incarceration gives you #StickerShock. GiveKidsAChanceSC.com

Twitter: Locking up 1 youth in SC costs up to 5x more than a year at @ClemsonUniv. #StickerShock GiveKidsAChanceSC.com

Facebook: How much does youth confinement cost in South Carolina? Up to 5x more than the cost of attending Clemson University for a year. SHARE if the price of youth incarceration gives you #StickerShock. GiveKidsAChanceSC.com

Twitter: Cost to lock up 1 youth in SC can be more expensive than buying a house. #StickerShock GiveKidsAChanceSC.com

Facebook: For the price of youth incarceration in South Carolina, you could probably afford a house instead. Talk about #StickerShock. GiveKidsAChanceSC.com

Twitter: Cost to lock up 1 youth in SC can be over 2x larger than avg family income. #StickerShock GiveKidsAChanceSC.com

Facebook: It costs up to $155,490 to lock up 1 youth for 1 year in South Carolina. The average South Carolina family would have to work over 2 years to earn that much. Can you say #StickerShock? GiveKidsAChanceSC.com

Twitter: Cost to lock up 1 youth in SC could feed a family for over a decade. #StickerShock GiveKidsAChanceSC.com

Facebook: It costs up to $155k to lock up 1 youth for 1 year in South Carolina. That money could feed the average American family for over a decade. Numbers like that give me #StickerShock GiveKidsAChanceSC.com

Twitter: Schoolhouse… or jailhouse? How would you invest in SC’s youth? #StickerShock JusticePolicy.org/StickerShockSC

Facebook: Schoolhouse… or jailhouse? How would you rather invest in South Carolina’s youth? #StickerShock. GiveKidsAChanceSC.com

Twitter: Cost to lock up 1 youth in SC can be up to 17x more than per-pupil spending. #StickerShock GiveKidsAChanceSC.com

 Facebook: How much does South Carolina spend to incarcerate its youth? Up to 17x more than it spends on each K-12 student. #StickerShock. SHARE to tell our leaders it’s time for reform. GiveKidsAChanceSC.com


Select Twitter Info for South Carolina’s Elected Leaders

The following information was collected via publically available records for South Carolinians to contact their elected leaders. We hope you’ll encourage your representatives in government to recognize the enormous burdens – both financial and quality-of-life – imposed on our state and its citizens by our juvenile justice system, and we hope you’ll urge them to fight for reform.

In order to ensure that our message is received with compassion and understanding, please be sure to use this information respectfully and responsibly.

Name

Title

Twitter

Nikki Haley

Governor

@NikkiHaley

Henry McMaster

 Lt. Governor

@HenryMcMaster

Alan Wilson

Attorney General

@AGAlanWilson

Molly Mitchell Spearman

State Superintendent of Education

@EducationSC

Jay Lucas

House Speaker

@SCHouseSpeaker

Tommy Pope

House Speaker Pro Tem

@TommyPopeSC

Todd Rutherford

House Minority Leader; Member, House Judiciary Cmte

@RepRutherford

Raye Felder

1st Vice Chair, House Education & Public Works Cmte

@FortMillRaye

Jeff Bradley

Member, House Education & Public Works Cmte

@JeffBradleyHHI

Gary Clary

Member, House Education & Public Works Cmte

@GaryClarySC

Neal Collins

Member, House Education & Public Works Cmte

@Collins_Neal

Joshua Putnam

Member, House Education & Public Works Cmte

@RepJoshuaPutnam

Samuel Rivers

Member, House Education & Public Works Cmte

@SamuelRivers

Tommy Stringer

Member, House Education & Public Works Cmte

@TommyMStringer

Bill Taylor

Member, House Education & Public Works Cmte

@TaylorSCHouse

James Smith

1st Vice Chair, House Judiciary Cmte

@JamesESmithSC

Beth Bernstein

Member, House Judiciary Cmte

@Beth4House

Laurie Funderburk

Member, House Judiciary Cmte

@LS_Funderburk

Peter McCoy

Member, House Judiciary Cmte

@PeterMcCoyForSC

Weston Newton

Member, House Judiciary Cmte

@WestonNewton120

Rick Quinn

Member, House Judiciary Cmte

@RickQuinnSC

Eddie Tallon

Member, House Judiciary Cmte

@RepTallon

Chip Limehouse

1st Vice Chair, House Ways & Means Cmte

@ChipLimehouse

Gilda Cobb-Hunter

Member, House Ways & Means Cmte

@GCobbHunter

Derham Cole

Member, House Ways & Means Cmte

@DerhamCole

Phillip Lowe

Member, House Ways & Means Cmte

@PhillipLowe

Gary Simrill

Member, House Ways & Means Cmte

@GarySimrill

Murrell Smith

Member, House Ways & Means Cmte

@MurrellSmith

Garry Smith

Member, House Ways & Means Cmte

@GarryRSmith

Leon Stavrinakis

Member, House Ways & Means Cmte

@LeonStav

Harvey Peeler

Senate Majority Leader; Member, Senate Finance Cmte; Member, Senate Education Cmte

@HarveyPeeler

Chip Campsen

Member, Senate Judiciary Cmte

@SenatorCampsen

Lee Bright

Member, Senate Judiciary Cmte

@LeeBright

Shane Martin

Member, Senate Judiciary Cmte; Member, Senate Corrections & Penology Cmte

@SenShaneMartin

Sean Bennett

Member, Senate Judiciary Cmte

@BennettSCSenate

Greg Hembree

Member, Senate Judiciary Cmte; Member, Senate Education Cmte

@GregHembree

Thomas McElveen

Member, Senate Judiciary Cmte

@ThomasMcElveen

Paul Thurmond

Member, Senate Judiciary Cmte; Member, Senate Corrections & Penology Cmte; Member, Senate Education Cmte

@PaulThurmond

Shane Massey

Member, Senate Judiciary Cmte; Member, Senate Corrections & Penology Cmte

@ShaneMassey

Kevin Johnson

Member, Senate Judiciary Cmte

@KevinLJohnson

Katrina Shealy

Member, Senate Judiciary Cmte; Member, Senate Corrections & Penology Cmte

@KatrinaShealy

Ross Turner

Member, Senate Judiciary Cmte; Member, Senate Corrections & Penology Cmte

@SenRossTurner

Marlon Kimpson

Member, Senate Judiciary Cmte; Member, Senate Corrections & Penology Cmte

@KimpsonForSC

Tom Davis

Member, Senate Corrections & Penology Cmte; Member, Senate Finance Cmte

@SenatorTomDavis

Kevin Bryant

Member, Senate Finance Cmte

@KevinBryantSC

Vincent Sheheen

Member, Senate Finance Cmte; Member, Senate Education Cmte

@VincentSheheen

Larry Grooms

Member, Senate Finance Cmte; Member, Senate Education Cmte

@LarryGrooms

Darrell Jackson

Member, Senate Finance Cmte; Member, Senate Education Cmte

@DJ1One

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