In the United States today we are dealing with a myriad of problems. These problems need to be resolved to benefit our country. One major problem in the U.S. is the overcrowding of prisons. To have prisons overcrowded it takes more tax payers dollars to support each inmate, and with the economic crisis were in today we need some change. The average prisoner takes thirty thousand dollars a year to be imprisoned, and it’s even more for inmates on death row. A death row inmate takes an average of one hundred thousand dollars a year of tax payer’s money, and could be on death row for many years.
The prisons are so overcrowded that the budget of the prisons has grown six times more than school budgets. Every month the inmate population sets a new record due to it growing so rapidly. There are many ways we can attempt to fix the overcrowding of prisons.
One way to resolve the overcrowding of prisons in America is to decriminalize drugs. By decriminalizing drugs in the United States the number of drug dealers that are holding a spot in prison would decrease. Allowing more room for the criminals that are dangerous, such as killers. In the U.S. today there is an average of eleven thousand dangerous criminals on the streets due to the overcrowding of prisons.&nbs