Redefine the term "Punishment" in the criminal justice system at the federal level. It is understandable that dangerous individuals that break the law are housed away from society. However, those individuals that commit non-violent crimes, and victimless misdemeanors, should pay back to the communities in the form of community service. This way, they would; a) Save money that otherwise would be spent in incarceration. b) serve the communities. And, c) They would pay their dues to society, if that is the purpose of incarceration.
Idea No. 1911