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Raise the pay for Doctors and Dentists in the prisons. This would bring attractive jobs to medical professionals (who pay taxes on their income and buy products in their neighborhoods) and cut the money that is paid out by the Department of Corrections when prisoners recieve substandad medical care.
Create a time frame in which the Court of Appeals and Supreme Courts have to have cases decided. It is costing money to have the courts deciding cases a year after they have heard them when someone should have been released from their sentence 6 months after the case was heard.
Create a program to allow for 1 year of work release and 6 months home monitoring for people in prison. This would eliminate 1 year of the current prison time (on average $34,000 per person) and gives DOC more control when a person has been released from prison. The recidivism rate is highest within the first 3 years of release, if we monitor these people more closely we can reduce the chances of them committing a new ...more »