Despite recent good news about lower crime rates, drop in major crime in Orange County, and new California laws reducing sentencing, the United States continues to incarcerate more prisoners than any other country.
State prisons vastly outpace Federal Prisons.
Drug offenses take the lead in convicted prisoners. Is it possible that moves to legalize marijuana or simply not arrest on small amounts will make a difference?
Perhaps, but take a look at this US Incarceration infographic: