According to the Randolph Leader, last Wednesday, the town’s former mayor, was sentenced for misappropriating a wrecked city owned dump truck and a member of the town council was sentenced for enticing a minor for immoral purpose. While the councilman’s sentence may seem light (a plea bargained 5 year split sentence consisting of 6 months jail time and the rest unsupervised) , he will have to register as a sex offender.
Which brings up the issue in this election year, of what do with those who commit “particularity heinous” crimes, release after a brief (warning shot?) confinement under terms that practically guarantee re-imprisonment seems the answer here. Would life without parole be a more suitable option? Or if re-offending seems a remote possibility is the current “waiting for you to fail” supervision more cost effective?