Drugs and the Police
Turns out that many if not most of the people in jail sell drugs for a living. That’s all they know, and all they do. They may be family folk with kids, users or non users, but drugs are out there in the community very deeply. The Police have a long time policy about drug dealers. They know who most of the mid level dealers are. As long as the dealers aren’t violent and don’t deal obviously on the street, no one bothers them. Start acting violent and leaving bodies through out the neighborhood or make a public nuisance about your business, and the police will be looking to lock you up.