2009
08.05

Jail sentences out of whack?

I regularly follows local news, and I am repeatedly surprised (or disappointed by now) by the long sentences criminals get here. For example, from today’s local newspaper: a person caught DUI for the sixth time got 25 years in jail – see here. Yes, the guy is a drunkard idiot that sold drugs in the past, but in the range of 6-30 years that the judge could use, 25 years seems to me to be off the charts.

Is justice dead in the USA? Illinois? Urbana? My imagination?
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