The United States is already in debt. People either can’t or don’t want to pay taxes. We cannot afford to overcrowd our prisons and overspend on mostly innocent people who never hurt anyone besides themselves. They SHOULD serve time, or at least be required to go to rehab. Drugs are a huge issue and the opioid crisis has taken thousands of lives, so we should do everything in our power to reduce the number of petty criminals in prison. If we keep using all our resources on them, there will be little left to deal with the people who are actually menaces to society.