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Why are jails overcrowded?

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Jails and prisons are two different things. Presumably, the asker means why are prisons overcrowed. Jails are basically holding tanks for offenders until they go to trial. Prison is where convicted criminals go to serve the time they have received as
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Simply because of the drugs. Mostly marijuana. If people weren't so ignorant and just legalize it then we wouldn't have that problem....In fact, there are a lot of problems legalizing
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Make them into soldiers or send them to a large island somewhere.
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First, make sure county jail is making appropriate use of available space for inmates. Second, investigate alternatives to custody for sentenced inmates, such as electronic monitoring
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