When should a life sentence mean life?
And, if the momentum to reform parole and sentencing continues to build, how close will the state come to locking up repeat burglars for
This is the subject of tomorrow’s Friday Throwdown online news chat at the Boston Herald, 12-1.
It’s hard enough to get convictions — what’s the rush to free violent criminals once law enforcement finally gets them locked up? Why should violent criminals who have unleashed terror and heartache on individuals and families early in the terms of their sentencing?
From the Throwdown story on the Herald website:
“Dominic Cinelli, Daniel Tavares Jr., Michael Gentile.
They had all been successfully prosecuted and jailed for multiple crimes. They were all released from prison by Massachusetts authorities. They all went on to commit murders once freed.”