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The case for capping all prison sentences at 20 years

The case for capping all prison sentences at 20 years

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  • I'm on the fence about this one. As some mistakes, acted out by a soul who is reconcile and self-growth oriented, should REFINE (not permanently define) a man (and woman).

    There are many programs available to inmates that give them an opportunity to prove they're this - i.e., that they are keenly interested

    I'm on the fence about this one. As some mistakes, acted out by a soul who is reconcile and self-growth oriented, should REFINE (not permanently define) a man (and woman).

    There are many programs available to inmates that give them an opportunity to prove they're this - i.e., that they are keenly interested in CHANGE within so they can be a valuable participants in a society that believes in "second chances."

    On the other side of the fence is the character of the institutionalized criminal - this person can't (or won't) for whatever reason(s) change for the better.

    This mindset, to me, is simply about NOT caring to do so. Its these types that shouldn't fall into the mix of any MAXIMUM sentencing grid.

    Then again, some people who engaged in a criminal act fell into a mandatory MINIMUM sentencing structure that isn't commensurate with the crime itself.

    I know several inmates who did way more time they their "crime" warranted (some of it flirting on the grey area of what is / isn't acceptable as one).

    In short, if there ever was a case "for CONTEXT matters here," it's in "the case for for capping all prison sentences at 20 years."

    No, not ALL. But, yes, mostly some.