If the United States leads the world in incarceration, it is because the United States leads the world in crimes. Per capita, the incarceration rate for POLITICAL reasons is dwarfed by the incarceration for POLITICAL reasons in Cuba. I grew up in a country very similar to Cuba in terms of size, population, education, health care, freedom, political conscience, wealth, jobs, housing, transportation and any other metrics. I left that country when I was seventeen, because it was, as present day Cuba, a HELL HOLE. My old country had its revival. Cuba needs its revival. Obama buddying up with Castro does not help.