States release prisoners to balance their budgets. We believe that is not in the best interest of keeping our citizens safe. Government’s role is to protect its citizens from those who have harmed or continue to harm individuals. Prisoners should have to work toward reentry into society; their food, shelter and clothing cost taxpayers’ money and New York State should have the ability to require prisoners to reimburse the state. Every reasonable effort must be made to ensure that people who are held in jail are given a speedy trial to determine their guilt or innocence.