Could Day Fines Improve the U.S. Justice System?

Are day fines a possible solution for the U.S. criminal justice system?
Female prisoners at Parchman sewing, c. 1930 
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A History of Women’s Prisons

While women's prisons historically emphasized the virtues of traditional femininity, the conditions of these prisons were abominable.