This being the prison system overpopulation. Last I read we had the largest percentage of population behind bars among all the free world. We also have he highest rate of recidivism in the world. So obviously our system is not working. I used to work with a Chief Warrant Officer who said we should have a one room jail. When convicted of any crime you are jailed. When the next person is convicted the first is shot and the second takes his place. While it would settle both the percentage jailed and the recidivism issues I am hoping the brilliant minds of GA can come up with something a little less violent. How about a system where non-violent criminals' sentence is overnight jailing? They work their regular job thereby keeping their family together and off the dole, keeping their job but still have the humiliation of spending every night in jail. By keeping their job they are also earning money with which to pay restitution when called for. The overnight jails would require less security that most jails and would basically be dormitories. I foresee something like I had in basic training, open bays where 25-50 people slept in double decker cots and shared a common bathroom. Ok, that is only one idea. I am sure the folks here will have others. Let's hear them. I am not familiar with systems in other free countries so if you are let us hear how they work. The goal is fewer people in jail and less people returning to jail after finishing their sentences.