No other nation on earth imprisons as many of their population as we do. None nobody. That being said our criminal justice system is seriously screwed. Never should anyone be convicted on the testimony of a jail house snitch or a co defendant.District Attorneys need to quit worrying about their conviction numbers going into the election cycle. Law enforcement has to quit going for the low hanging fruit,set aside their egos and admit that they have been and will continue to make bad arrests either through ignorance, desire to make the numbers. We fall down all over. There is no "progressive sentencing" If you commit a felony from anything as petty as stealing a car. to baby raping, you are going to the same prison,baby raper maybe be car theirs roomy. Yeah BR is doing thirty,CS is doing seven. At the end of that seven years living in a draw blood or die environment, is CS gonna be rehabilitated or insane? Are you going to do your part. After CS has done his time, are you going to offer him a job, or hang a scarlet letter around his life,forcing him to the bottom of the barrel with no way out. Believe me, once the criminal justice system has you there is no getting out.