The government spends between $25,000-$36,000 per inmate every year, with 7.3 million people in prison. I think the government should turn the prison grounds into farm land and have the inmates farm and work for their food and raise livestock. If a prisoner should refuse to work, then they should get peanut butter and jelly or balogna sandwiches. They shouldn't walk into prison expecting a free ride. Also, the other luxuries that they have should be taken away. No tv, no internet. They should be working, reading, or sitting in their cell. I think would cut down on prison costs as well as act as a deterrent.
Idea No. 9220