Look at the irony of the world today. We're spending more and more money to keep the 'bad guys' in jail, using taxpayer's money, at the expense of robbing other industries from the money- an important one, being Education. How much money could we save if we absolutely eliminated prisons and the upkeep it takes to keep up prisioners- Prisoners who are in there for life, their entire life getting a free ride from the government all because they did something wrong. If we decided to use the death penalty on people who got a life sentence and kill them all, that would cut down on costs a bit, but prisons are still having to be built, people constantly being incarcerated. Wouldn't it be a good idea to stop the madness by legalizing drugs so we didn't have to arrest people who we caught having them? That would save a ton. I'm speaking of the American Prison system, I don't know if it is different elsewise. What are your thoughts about prisons, their expenses, etc. Is it worth it to you, or would you rather see your money going elsewhere? Would you be okay with it if the government took steps towards making it less pricey, like death sentencing murders and such? Do you see the flaw in death sentencing if someone is 'innocent', does that mean we should take a look at our governing system and the flaws within it? Would you support legalization of drugs if it were for a economical reason? Discuss.