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What we think: Criminal penalties seem too lenient

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A recently probated jail term for a man who stole more than $500,000 in property was stunning.

We are starting to wonder if there are any cells available in our state prisons, because we are becoming increasingly alarmed at high-profile crimes that are going unpunished by incarceration.
This is said neither to renew our shock at the meager wrist slapping given to admitted office thief Jody Wills nor to condemn any particular judge for his or her rulings.
But rather this is a focus on the crime-and-punishment system, because there are examples it’s not working like we would expect it to work.


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