I've been reading some japanese and encountered this sentence:
I'm having trouble with the 「のための場所以上に」 and 「のでいつも」 parts.
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In this case
のため means "purpose", so
刑務所のための場所 means "places [than can be used] for the purpose of prisons", so places that can be used as prison;
以上 means "more than", so,
刑務所のための場所以上に犯罪人がいる means "there are more criminals than places that can be used as prisons".
のでいつも is made of
ので, "because, since"; and
いつも, "always", so
刑務所のための場所以上に犯罪人がいるので means "since there are more criminals than places that can be used as prisons", and
いつも belongs to the next part:
いつも刑務所, "prisons are always".
The full translation should be something like "In America, since there are more criminals than places that can be used as prisons to accomodate them, prisons are always in a condition of overcapacity".