RF at San Quentin
Response to “The Justice that Works Act of 2016”
1. Would I like to see the Justice Act passed? No. Not as proposed.
This proposed law is ill-thought out, poorly crafted, and I really doubt it will save money, or serve any real purpose other than pander to the frightened and vengeance-seeking voters.
Case in point: Under §2: Finding and Declarations”, the wording “…and severely punished” should be removed. While the law may appeal to the group who want vengeance, it’s not realistic. What is the state going to do as a means of severe punishment? Bring back torture? Floggings or beatings? Starvation? Lock someone up forever?