Drug use is typically occurring because that person is self medicating and instead of jail they need mental health help. Prisons are overcrowded and they do not need these people there. Instead we need to create programs to help drug users find a better way to cope with their issues. Don't let the privately funded prisons' profit dictate the best course of action for helping people. The current "war on drugs" does not work. Let's open back up the mental institutions that Reagan closed and not make mental health such a taboo subject of conversation.