Require all prison inmates to work and produce for the cost of their incarceration. It is very simple, if they work, they are fed, if they don't, they do not eat. Establish a cost for their incarceration and assure they are also able to make a wage that will allow them to bankroll their release so they do not have a reason to return to crime after prison. Also make it mandatory for all prisoners that will be released to have a trade they can work at when released. Assure, repeat offenders are housed seperately so they do not become mentors for first time offenders.
Idea No. 16882