Ken's Blue Blog
Musings on "the bleedin' obvious"; views on the meaning of life, or anything else that takes my fancy.

Tuesday, January 18, 2005

Custodial Sentences

It is usually assumed that the two main purposes of custodial sentences are that they act as a deterrent, and that they reform the offender.

In reality, there is in fact another purpose of a custodial sentence; namely, to make others feel good about themselves for not breaking the law.

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