The best way to reduce the number of prosecutions and the huge costs associated with prosecutions is to require counties and other governmental entities to put into their current budget all costs to be paid during the forthcoming years for all prosecutions taking place this year. Thus, the residents of a county would be charged for the 30-year costs of incarceration of a defendant sentenced to 30 years, as well as the costs of prosecution, investigation and appeal. By requiring current budgeting for all prosecutorial costs, the voters themselves will put the prosecutors on a budget and require them to prosecute within the budget, as every other business is required to work within a budget. In this way, 50% to 80% of the prosecutions would net be started. The prosecutors would wind up being far more selective in their prosecutions, when faced with a prosecutorial budget including future costs.