Yep. The recidivism rate is pretty high for violent criminals. Jail time doesn't seem to matter to them. When they do wind up in jail they usually come out bigger, stronger and more determined criminals than when they went in. The way to curb a lot of this seems to be two fold. One would be to return to prison farms where the inmates labor 12 hours a day, six days a week. No TV, no bulking up, no time to plan and organize new crimes with other criminals. The other would be for more of society to be armed. The only person a criminal is worried about is themselves. You make punishment so harsh they will walk the straight and narrow. If not, they know full well that they are taking their very lives into their own hands. Live by the sword, die by the sword.
I vote for both.
Hard labor certainly makes a lot more sense than letting them sit around watching oprah or hbo
The only person a criminal is worried about is themselves.