In life you don't always have as many choices that lead to the right path. Unfortunately some these prisoners are the victims of their up bringing from their surroundings that we the white man have put on them. Yes, I am making this racial issues since the VAST majority of those imprisoned or people of color. Being poor to the point of being below the poverty line is another issue that we have allowed to happened; the major cause in this are large corporations that refuse to pay their employees, who actually are the hard working people that make the company money, a living wage. Our country when compared to the rest of the developed word is pathetic when it comes to how we treat our citizens.