Incarceration is desinged to be a major disincetive - encouraging people to not do certain anti-social behaviors. Isn't it ironic, though, that in parts of the black community - that incarceration is actually an incentive for some? Parts of the hip hop community actually value the experience of "doing time". One earns "street cred" by going to jail. You gain stature and esteem by having survived jail.
Any thoughts about this dichotomy?