Let me get this straight. If we hand out “tough” sentences, we are creating animals. But if we give them light sentences, then we are turning them into peaceful individuals. That is what I am inferring from the first sentence.
No, he committed the crime he should have paid the time. Perhaps doing hard labor as well.
How can you say that prison led to his future behavior. His environment on the outside also contributed.
If kids are given life sentences for robbery - yes, you inevitably create animals, lots of them.
Labor sentences aren’t light. They’re what’s needed. The recidivism rate in America is far more than in other countries. While we have health care, economy, religion, freedom of speech and a whole slew of other things right (until/unless Obama messes with them), they have sentencing in a more productive way. Sentences here were less harsh and more reasonable too, with plenty of leeway given to judges (and the judge in this case basically supported his parole) until liberals came up with “equalized” sentencing guidelines in the late 80s. So yes, across the board harsh sentences are another failed aspect of statism.