Yes, by all means. Let’s just let everyone out of jail. Student loan debt crisis solved!

This report comes from VOX, of course.

Obama: $80 billion spent on incarceration could eliminate tuition at public universities

Mass incarceration costs the US more than $80 billion in a year. That’s how much corrections expenditures cost the US — mostly state and local governments — in 2010, according to the Hamilton Project.

In a tweetstorm following his speech at the NAACP’s 2015 national convention, President Barack Obama provided a different way to look at that cost by explaining what that $80 billion could go to: