We need to work on education, crime prevention, and criminal rehabilitation, not punishment. We have too many citizens incarcerated. Those who commit heinous crimes must be penalized, and I do believe in the death penalty for the most horrible acts of hate and violence, but individuals only cost us money when we are paying for their meals, beds, security, and general expenses. It not just a matter of costs, but loss of civil productivity. I think non-violent inmates should be working while they are in the state’s custody.