The only reason for long jail sentences for non-violent offenders is to provide slave labor for the for-profit prison system. Long prison sentences do nothing for rehabilitation for the majority of the convicted as evidenced by the recidivism rates. Long sentences should be reserved for the psycho and sociopaths who violently and sexually prey on others and who must be kept from harming others. Drug offenses are economy driven. Change the opportunities through education and ridding the system of institutionalized discrimination would do more to eliminate economic crimes than prison.