Sentencing is Out of Whack

Stuart Taylor, who always has an interesting viewpoint on legal matters, has written an excellent essay for the National Journal in which he discusses the completely out of whack sentencing system. Taylor focuses on the recent trend of lengthy prison terms for white collar offenders. In my view, Taylor hots the nail squarely on the head. I challenge anyone to offer a rational explanation as to how sending defendants such as Bernie Ebbers and Jeff Skilling to prison for 25 years is compatible with justice, especially in a world where many sent to prison for homicide and similar serious, violent offenses, serve far less time.


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