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(CNN) -- Here are some facts from tonight's broadcast that you might find interesting.

Border Corruption

282 employees of Customs and Border Protection stationed on the Southwest border have been investigated for corruption since fiscal year 2004.

Source: DHS OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL

Grad Rates, Prison, and Earnings

If the male graduation rate were increased by just five percent, annual crime related savings to the nation would be approximately $5 billion.

Beyond the savings related directly to crime reduction, almost $2.8 billion in additional annual earnings would enter the economy if more students graduated from high school.

Source: Alliance for Excellent Educationexternal link using methods outline by Lochner, L., & Moretti, E. (2004). The effect of education on crime: Evidence self-reports. American Economic Review, 94(1), 155-189.

High School Graduation Rates and Prison Inmates

Research indicates that about 75% of America's state prison inmates, almost 59% percent of federal inmates and 69% of jail inmates did not complete high school.

Additionally, the number of prison inmates without a high school diploma has increased over time.

Source: Harlow, C. (2003). Education and correctional populations. Bureau of Justice Statistics Special Report.Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Justice.

A recent survey of dropouts concludes that they are "more than eight times as likely to be in jail or prison."

Source: Bridgeland, J., DiIulio, J., & Morison, K. (2006). The silent epidemic: Perspectives of high school dropouts. Washington, DC: Civic Enterprises


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According to the Office of Inspector General, 282 employees of Customs and Border Protection on the SW border have been investigated for corruption since fiscal year 2004.

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