Let's not overlook the fact that prisons are a good Corporate business, especially if you can get people put in jail for basically innocent behavior, and keep a steady stream of inmates who are paid for daily by the Federal Gov't. 23 million in jail in the USA.. Per capita, more than any Nation on Earth. Nasty, no-good, reefer smokin', pill poppin', no goodniks gettin' free room and board. Yeh, they probably like that. Now, if you can get some laws passed making aspirin or even sex illegal, we can get occupancy rates that even Wackenhut can live with. Yessir, a boom business, as long as you've got laws to keep the occupancy level up. Makes cop type jobs, more and more Homeland Security types up the local noses. Wowser, the benefits never cease. If you rehabilitate, you lose occupancy rates, so let's not pretend that rehabilitation gets anything but lip service. They buildin' mo' jails and plannin' on keepin' em full. I believe the problems are systemic, not caused by criminal profiles, and there are definitely some criminals out there, but they mostly running banks and casting votes as your representatives in Congress. I believe if some really good drains were installed inside the Washington, D. C. beltway and a good flush initiated, many problems would be solved.