By: Jim Brown, Jim Brown's Common Sense
We have been hearing for years that America has the world's highest incarceration rate. There are currently some 2.4 million prisoners behind bars, at a cost of $70 billion a year. The conventional wisdom from numerous officials is that our prisons are too full, and that so many incarcerations are costing taxpayers too much money. So do we turn 'em loose?
A number of good government groups are calling for reducing prison sentences to save taxpayer dollars. For many politicians, it's all about saving money. A legitimate ques...... read more