15 Dec '11, 1am

Solar-Powered Prisons To Save Illinois $300k A Year | Care2 Causes

Steve R. We shouldn't have to put marijuana users in prison. It cost us $45,000 a year to incarcerate one inmate. We should adopt a treatment plan like the country Portugal has, and treat drug users rather than criminalize them. It is cheaper than sending them to prison. You can thank republicans like yourself for our failed drug war. Also, your comments about the cost savings. The solar array will save the prison 70% of their power bill, so it may take 10 years to pay off the system, but then it will pay for itself and provide free electricity. Stop being so negative about solar power. A 100 mile by 100 mile square grid solar power plant in Nevada could power the nation. Of course this would never be done, and you would lose electrical power over long distances, but we could decentralize solar power, and put it on every home, buisiness, comercial building, warehouse, tele...

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