it is turely sad for everyone we need a better way to deal with problem then to just lock someone up. then when they get out its hard enough to get a job try it with a record. i don't know what it will take to make it better. there needs to be something when they get out to get them started. i know it would cost money and you will get why give them help but it cost to much the way we are doing it now. nobody wants to live life that way.
What some people fail to understand is people like this are not people like you. They have a job, it's stealing. It's all they know. It's all they want to know. They are not productive members of society nor do they wish to be. They do not pay mortgages, car payments, eat at nice restaurants or patronize downtown shops for new shoes. All they want to do is get fast easy money to fill their lungs and veins with drugs. Rehab does not work unless the individual wants to get clean. Some do, but most don't. It's a lifestyle they chose long ago. And the government gives them approval by putting in roadblocks to enforcing drug laws. Dealers deal with impunity knowing the police have a daunting task of building a case for months if not years before they are taken down. And most of the time they are let go scot free due to a technicality or interpretation by a liberal judge.
So when Mr. Snow was released from jail his first thought wasn't where will I live, where will I work? It was where shall I get my first hit? Oh, how much does it cost? I'll be right back. And the story unfolded from there. Once the government and judicial system gets their collective act together and realizes people shouldn't have a "right to get high" we can start cleaning the streets of drugs and those who use them. Crime will be cleaned up right behind it.