I say utilize the Jail (lock up) sytem for violent offenders only, those that have committed acts of physical violence against another. The others, non violent offenders, do not incarcerate. Rather, let's come up with better, workable solutions. Say, as an example, wear a "locating" device during your "punishment period. Continue working in Society. Pay back restitution and/or damages to the wronged party, that being deducted from your wages. With the tracking device your whereabouts could be monitored and an alert would be given if you attempted to go where you were prohibited. I haven't come up what to do with someone who was a habitual offender. Do you have any ideas?