This bill is designed to generate more income for the private prison system. We incarnate more people per-capita in this country than any other industrialized country in the world, because of manipulative laws like this that targets lower level criminals. CCA, the largest private jail corporation in the country with $1.9 billion in annual revenue and $221 billion in profit in 2016, lobbied for this bill. Did they lobby because they were concerned with a social epidemic? No. They lobbied to generate more profit for their investors. Congress knows this, so the real question is what motivated these politicians to lock up more low-level offenders, while they systematically continue to ignore the fact that these private prison corporations have an abysmal if not non-existent rehabilitation record. Don't get me started on how this bill intentionally and disproportionately targets minorities, not unlike like the marijuana laws currently on the books. And Sessions wants to make those laws more severe too. Follow the private prison money trail and i can all but guarantee it will lead back to Sessions himself.