And the majority are from single-parent homes, The higher the rate of single-parent families the higher the rate of crime. Children from single-parent homes are more likely to be criminals, more likely to abuse drugs, more likely to have mental disorders. And while rehab programs are good. They are ineffective. Mostly because most people in the programs don’t want to change. People think if they change circumstances, their life will be better. Sadly that is untrue. Marriage Hansen, totally true what I said. And while you make a heroic effort to divert away from the issue. The article is about criminals in prison. Trying to say they need treatment to fix the I might look like I’m listening to you but in my head I’m fishing shirt. But like most if not all liberal activism it’s more about feeling good and nothing about fixing the problem. Makes sense, blame it on racism or say it needs treatment makes it look like you care and want to help without actually having to DO good, to actually fix anything. Well, here the root problem is a single-parent family or seems likely. But that is a hard problem to fix. So if you aren’t willing to do the real work to fix it, STFU dude. Just shout pretty platitudes and lie to yourself about how much you care. Substance abuse in these poor states is really a disease of hopelessness. The Rust Belt has the same problems. When faced with nonexistent employment, poverty, boredom, and frustration, most folks fall prey to depression and hopelessness, which leads to finding any way possible to escape one’s life. Don’t address the root cause and that disease will never be cured. Incarcerating hopeless people perpetuates the problem and passes the disease from generation to generation. The American Dream?