A politician is, normally, a person that is experienced in the art or science of government. Yet, it seems that most politician, that are running for office, are experienced in problems. Many politicians are passionate about the problems, that ail our society, but they lack ideas of possible solutions.
Politics, normally, act as a tool used to collect ideas to correct and cure society. It seems that many politicians attempt to use incarceration as a tool to cure. We see that incarceration only creates a cycle and does not cure. This is why one of the most desired characteristics of a politician is creativity. Unlearn.