The New York Times and the LA Times are making a big issue about what to do with pedophiles and other sex offenders after they complete their prison sentences. Now it costs millions of dollars and takes a decade or more to execute anyone. Keeping someone in prison for life isn't cheap either.
If we sent the pedophiles and other sex offenders to agricultural work camps it would be a lot less expensive than prison. The detainees could support themselves working in the fields. That way the farmers wouldn’t have to employ illegal immigrants. Prisoners are already being used this way, so it’s really only a small step.
We could use those detention camps where we put the Japanese during World War II. I read recently that they were thinking about making them national monuments or some such thing. This would put them to better use. If there aren’t enough existing camps, new ones could be built for the overload.
And another thing, we know that boys who are sexually abused turn out to be sex offenders. It's a vicious cycle that is spiraling out of control. So they should be sent to juvenile camps. They can go to the adult camps when they are old enough.
I know that sounds terrible, but we have to do something to break the chain of sex abuse. In an epidemic drastic steps must sometimes be taken.