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    Re: Sister's kidney donation condition of parole

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    They've already served 16 years...I wouldn't exactly say that they got off "scott free".
    True but why should one criminal get a reduced sentence because she gave the other criminal involved in the same crime her kidney? Should we give inmates reduced sentences if they donate blood to other inmates?
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    Re: Sister's kidney donation condition of parole

    Quote Originally Posted by Viktyr Korimir View Post
    Eleven dollars doesn't mean anything. Hitting a man over the back of the head with a shotgun is a potentially lethal attack. Got no problem with their sentences.
    "Potentially lethal" is not the same as lethal, and I don't see any indication that they were ever convicted of attempted murder or anything that serious. Life in prison for an armed robbery they committed when they were 20 years old seems highly excessive to me.

    Quote Originally Posted by Viktyr Korimir
    Also have no problem with the proposed terms of parole. She can have her freedom if she performs an act of unusual service to the interests of the State. No problem.
    I'm actually leaning towards agreeing with you on this. It seems to me that our criminal justice system would be greatly improved if these kind of sentences were handed out more often, and incarceration was handed out less often. I don't like the way that locking someone in a cage has become the default punishment for any crime (which isn't to say that it was uncalled for in this particular case).
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