Prison overcrowding has led to an increasing number of alternative programs designed to punish offenders without the use of lengthy incarcerations. Some of these alternative programs include a form of incarceration while others are completed while still living within free society.
In your initial response, identify and describe two alternative programs used to keep offenders out of prison for lengthy incarcerations. As part of your discussion identify the types of offenders that are typically candidates for each alternative program. Conclude your response by evaluating the effectiveness of each program.