With the advent of big media, now — more than ever — does the American public have access to the ins and outs of its very own prison system. From daily tasks, gang affiliations and violent outbreaks — thanks to the likes of TLC, TruTV and Discovery Channel — we now know what it’s like to live as an inmate without ever having broken a law.
Our infatuation with the nitty-gritty of our ever-increasing criminal population appears to be insatiable. That being said, in instances of nonviolent drug distribution and abuse, there may be a more effective solution than placing the guilty behind bars for a handful of years. The more effective answer? Drug rehab.