Is the solution outsourcing? Our prisons systems are overflowing with illegals. They are bankrupting us by their very presence in our jails. How about we kill two birds with one stone and outsource illegal criminals to the country of their birth for incarceration? They are out of our contry and it will cost less to keep them locked up. My guess Mexico would make a tidy sum on half of what it costs the US to house them. To date it costs California 47,000 a year per prisoner to keep these illegals. California Criminal Justice FAQ: How much does it cost to incarcerate an inmate? That is more then a good deal of people earn in a year. Why should we pay to keep these illegals in comfort? I somehow dont think that Mexican jail is quite so comfortable. Currently poverty level is about what about 11,000. How about we give Mexico 11,000 a year per prisoner to keep them? Treat them just like any other mexican in mexican prison, just make sure they stay in jail! Let them rot as far as I am concerned. Then release them back into their homeland.