Originally Posted by MIZjitsZOU
Wait a second...you have been arrested? I am just kidding. Obviously people can change. Sak is living proof of that. I have done some dumb stuff in my time.
I do think if someone is convicted of true pedophilia, preying on kids, is caught in the act then they should get a life sentence or castration.
Yeah it was in reference to the OP's assertion that serious violent crimes should get mandatory life sentences.
I would ask what is the mythical line that constitutes serious violent crimes from just violent crimes. Who decides that? "Well 4 bones were broken in the assault which means it's not serious enough."
That's a slippery slope to be playing on.
I changed, so if just one person in the history of prison changed, you can't say with 100 percent certainty that no one can change.
It's so frustrating the lack of education the general public have when it comes to convicted felons. The recidivism rate in the state of Texas stays generally around 75-80 percent. Which means statistically 20-25 percent of convicted felons DO NOT commit another crime. But those guys shouldn't of been given that second chance is what I'm gathering.
It's just....sad really.
Does anyone realize that prisons in the state of Texas offer almost no rehabilitation for inmates? No job or skills training that amounts to anything. What do you want these guys to do? I committed my crime in 2001. I was convicted and told I had to do 5 years, that was my punishment and I did it. But 12 years later I still can't rent an apartment. Thank God I've had emotional and financial support. So what is the point of the prison sentence when no rehabilitation is offer, no skills training, no counseling, and then once I get out, I have to forever have a mark on my back? How does that benefit society?