More seriously, the Department of Corrections in Washington State has cut 8,000 offenders off of probation and plans on closing one of it’s state prisons as it tries to balance the budget. (here)
“The cost-cutting Senate Bill 5288 ordered the reduction in the number of offenders on probation by dropping most low-risk felons and misdemeanor offenders from the program. Sex offenders and violent felons will remain under DOC supervision after their release from prison.”
So, if one was incarcerated for low-risk felonies and misdemeanors, hope for a recession.