QUOTE(Carlsen @ Jan 12 2006, 06:01 AM)
An easier solution, in my opinion, would be to release every non-violent drugoffender.
As a staunch Republican, many people on this board will be surprised, but I agree
55% of all Federal Inmates were behind bars for drug related offenses, according to this site:Drug War Facts
The same site also shows that 21% of all state prisoners were drug law violators.
If you consider that the Manhattan Institute figures here
that it costs about $25000 to keep an inmate in prison, how much would we save?
Consider that Drugwarfacts.org says that the United States incarcerated 2,212,475 persons at yearend 2003, who knows how much money we could save?!?!?!