redsonic wrote:Here is an opinion piece which criticises the custodial sentence as being too harsh, but also has a lot of information about the circumstances Robin Irvine found himself in during his 9 days in prison.
The Saturday Paper.
That piece is crap, barely mentions the fact that Jill Bryant is dead, not disabled, not injured, no longer exists.
The author is a criminal lawyer, it is the system of criminal law in this country that uses prisons as the penalty for crime, a system he is part of. If he actually questioned the criminal justice system, rather than make platitudes about how it could be run better, he might be saying something worth reading. There are, and always have been, serious problems with prisons as a form of "justice" for those who break laws, but if prison is society's remedy than what is the magistrate to do?