We are the country with the highest percentage of people in prison. I ascribe that to two basic reasons. Number one privatized prisons that run for profit. Number two excessive sentences for non-violent crimes. Certainly repeat offenders should have harsher sentences, but sentencing a person to 30 years in prison for having marijuana is just plain absurd Kama especially since we don't even sentence proven rapists, who have committed violent crimes,to sentences that are anywhere near that harsh.