I’m studying and need help with a Writing question to help me learn.

Read the scenario:

As a legislator in Washington State, you have just read,
Evidence-Based Public Policy to Reduce Crime and Criminal Justice costs” implications in Washington State, and you must determine what the best course of action is for the State to pursue as far as building new prisons.

Answer the following:

  1. What are you going to recommend and why?
  2. If you determine building additional prisons is not in the best interest of the State, how will you “sell” your recommendations to the public without appearing “soft” on crime?

Discuss your thoughts on the information that has been posted. Discuss its relevance and implications to the field of Criminal Justice. Your remarks can be opinion, but it must be based on your experience, research, and/or prior learning. Use this exercise to converse with your fellow colleagues about issues that are important to the field of Criminal Justice. Of interest is a dialogue of opinions, thoughts, and comments. Be sure to discuss both sides of the issue as noted in the actual question posting. Must be no less than 500 words APA format.Effective for the Spring 1 2020 term, APA has a new edition. Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, (2020). 7th Edition, Washington D.C.: American Psychological Association.