I agree with Carrie that rehabilitation for those inmates eligible for parole is a good alternative to anything else. I am against capital punishment; you know what they say: an eye for an eye leaves the whole world blind. I feel that life in prison without parole is a suitable punishment for those truly heinous crimes, but giving the former inmates life skills for after their release, it would seem, could lower in part the chance of repeat offenders. If the population of those in prison falls, then less money will be needed to be allocated to the system free up the funds for other use. Providing Texas prisoners with skills will also increase the overall quality of citizen.