In the 1980s the government of Texas began building more prisons.
Another $10 billion will go to states to build prisons.
One bill would give states $3 billion to build more prisons.
But is the nation to build prisons until it runs out of space or money?
"I said wait a minute, they must be building more prisons."
He said this was true even though many state governments were running out of money to build new prisons.
Build more prisons and America would be a safer place.
It is the first time in a decade that the state has committed money to building new prisons.
In the last decade, states built prisons with 528,000 new beds, the report found.
"The question is, with the crime rate dropping, do we have to go out and spend a lot of money to build more prisons?"