You may have heard of the expression: “bringing a murderer to justice.” This alleged justice typically involves a prison sentence. As I’ve written previously, the concept of locking criminals up in cages can hardly be called justice. As it does not make the victims whole. Now, making a murder victim whole (bringing them back to life) would be a feat worthy of global live television coverage, but still, there are usually others that are also victimized in sucgh cases, like parents, kin, grieving widows, fatherless children, employers that have to make do with one less valued employee.
So justice should be about the victims, not about what some overlord decides is good them.
Take the example of a dirtbag raping a ten-year-old child. For this vile act he gets sentenced to ten years in prison.
Now, when the child comes of age, it also becomes a tax-victim, meaning that, starting at age 18, the child will have to contribute to the rapist’s room and board for 2 years. How just is that? I’m sure it pleased some “upstanding citizens”, that the crooks have gone to jail for the dreadful crimes, but it,shouldn’t really be about them, now is it?
Also, this presents a sliding scale: Longer jail times, more isolation.
As more and more murderers fill up the cages, more and more people get (rightfully) concerned that all they do there, is receive better treatment than the elderly in retirement homes, while they teach eachother the tricks of the trade, and also escape from jail, you’ll find more and,more upstanding citizens (not necessarily old codgers, but also teenagers) calling for more severe punishments, up to and including the death penalty. Which is proven uneffective in preventing crime.