Inching closer to legalizing marjuana

The issue of overcrowded jails and prisons is nothing new. Finding a solution to those problems is something law enforcement officers, the courts and lawmakers have wrestled with for years.

The U.S. Department of Justice recently slammed the Alabama prison system for a multitude of problems, including overcrowding. We pack people into prisons and county jails like sardines and then we wonder why we have so much violence inside those same jails and prisons.

Some say building newer and bigger prisons is the solution but that solution carries a huge price tag and will only alleviate the problem u...