I was NOT DONE WITH MY COMMENT! I hit a wrong "something" and, poof, it was gone! Anyway, if you are a non-violent drug offender, shouldn't these people, NO MATTER WHAT COLOR THEIR SKIN IS, be put into an "Intensive Drug Treatment Program" (for first-time offenders) as opposed to being placed in a penitentiary where you actually learn how to be a REAL CRIMINAL?!?!? Hell yes, drug treatment should be the ABSOLUTE FIRST CHOICE, NOT A PENITENTIARY! The "so called War on Drugs" was put into place to house people of color, lock them up, rip their families apart, turn people into "true criminals", with zero chance for ANY TYPE OF TRIE REHABILITATION WHATSOEVER!!! Look at the state of California for example: young, middle-class black male's we're working in these plants that all disappeared along with their jobs! THEN OUR OWN DAMN GOVERNMENT MADE SURE THAT CRACK COCAINE WOULD FLOOD THEIR NEIGHBORHOODS BECAUSE THIS IS A RELATIVELY CHEAP DRUG AND THE FREAKING MINIMUM SENTENCE FOR A FIRST TIME OFFENDER IS TWENTY YEARS!!!! So, California then builds an absurd amount of very large prisons so they can house these addicts and I ask you this? WHO IS TO BLAME FOR THE STATE OF AFFAIRS FOR THE AFRICAN AMERICAN FAMILIES WHO HAVE NO DAD AT HOME BECAUSE HE IS IN THE "JOINT", and HIS CHILDREN FOLLOW IN HIS FOOTSTEPS BECAUSE MONEY MUST COME IN BECAUSE PEOPLE NEED A HOME, THEY NEED FOOD AND CLOTHING AND ON AND ON I COULD GO! Bullshit,man! And neighborhoods are made to house these black families and there is simply NO FUCKING HOPE! So, these kid's join gangs because that is THEIR ONLY CHOICE AND THE WAY TO MAKE BIG BUCKS AND MAKE THAT MONEY FAST! Yet these young people are DYING BEFORE OUR EYES AND NOBODY GIVES A FLYING RATS ASS!!!! It makes me sick, literally! And I am NOT talking out of MY ASS! I have watched the documentaries and they are sad and sickening and they piss me off something fierce! HELP THESE PEOPLE! EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM! AND I DO NOT CARE WHAT COLOR THEIR SKIN IS EITHER! This is my personal opinion, yet it is DEFINITELY BASED ON FACTS! FIX OUR BROKEN SYSTEM!!!! DO IT NOW FOR GODS SAKE! Vicki B.