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Our broken prison system doesn't serve anyone except the people making money off of it. And they are making a lot of money. Being "tough on crime" doesn't mean putting people in prison forever, it means taking truly effective steps to reduce how often the law is broken. Locking people up may make our streets safer temporarily, but if we don't rehabilitate them before their sentences end, we just end up spending more tax dollars on pushing them through the system all over again when they commit another crime.