- Jun 10, 2005
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- Highlands Ranch, CO
- Political Leaning
Deegan said:I think it depends on the charge, was it a serious felony, was anyones life changed for the worse, was it the first offense, etc. I don't see why this can not be reviewed, and it would appear that most states have some sort of review board for this very issue. I think it could be used to gage the persons commitment to being a useful, responsible citizen once again, I am all for taking it case by case, and I didn't always feel this way.
Good point. The way I see it, prison is for the punishment of the criminal and for the protection of the public. "Rehabilitation" should definately be a concept within the prison walls. However, this word isn't taken serious. It is a concept at best. If our society were to ever give this word some merit, then our society should recognize that ex-cons should be afforded the opportunity to "earn" his full rights back as a law abiding citizen. A simple 6 year sentence served in prison doesn't cut it.