A certain crime, a certain prison?
As a popular saying goes, "Let the punishment fit the crime" do you feel that a certain crime should land you in a certain prison? For example, should white collar criminals be locked up with street criminals. Or in other words, should murderers be locked up with felony theft cases? Or should convicted murderers be commited to a specific prison of their own? Should a stock insider trader spend ten years in a prison, bunking next to a child molestor.
My view on this is that there should be some separation between prisons. I believe that an illegal stock trader should be required to bunk with some guy who raped 14 little girls (or whatever the match should be). This would ideally create a safer prison system as a whole. Reason being is that the less dangerous prisoners, while they should still be under maximum security (for risk of escape), should not be placed into an area in which he/she will most likely learn more criminal activites. Also, gang kingpins who are doing a life shot will not be able to pass information on to lower gang members who may only be in for a few years.
While criticisms may say this is costly, it would pay for itself in the long run by reducing gang violence and future crimes on the streets.