Hello everyone again I come to you with my 2nd post on government spending on prisoners vs. students. One of my main issues is the fact that the government gives convicted killers, rapists, kidnappers, etc. health care that a lot of kids in America don’t have and food housing and more opportunities that most kids don’t get. Some new info I picked up is about private prisons. Although they are beneficial to saving money it also has its faults. For starters the security is very bad in some places as it said 3 murderers had escaped before. Also with private prisons they put high profile prisoners in low security places.
This added to my knowledge because although it’s good to use private prisons for financial reasons it is not for safety purposes. It costs less if the government pays a private prison rather than run it themselves. In my opinion safety comes 1st cause if we aren’t safe than having money means nothing. After we get our security up to protect the people then we can worry about money. Although we can solve the safety issue by just putting low profile prisoners in the private prisons with medium security and leaving the high profile prisoners in the max security prisons. I have an idea that could work but it would take a lot of work and maybe money but the results will benefit us in the long run.
What if we
built an island like Alcatraz and put all the high profile prisoners and low
profile prisoners there with no resources to help them escape and a high wall
around the perimeter with sharks swimming around so they wouldn’t try to escape
that way. In the long run we would save billions because they wouldn’t have to
keep building new prisons and prison cells and also having to pay guards to
watch over them. I think this could work if we perfect what my main idea is and
if we put the time and effort into it. I wonder if any other people care about
this topic as much as I do. I am going to ask teachers and principals if they
can help me get in touch with government officials to help this problem get
fixed. My b