Should life actually mean life?
I'm not 100% sure of the US way of dealing with criminals but in the UK when people are sentenced to "life" they aren't really being sentenced to life -they're sentenced to a shorter period of time e.g. 25years.
In Scotland, out prisons are getting so full criminals are getting out earlier than they're meant to - which to me is appalling but anyway...
Should life really mean life?
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