The headline news articles in the New York Times are a good example of how this happens. The headline article in that New York Times piece on the story of two men who used their wives’ credit cards to pay for a $40,000 art exhibit was “A pair of bankers got caught. They got fined $1,000 each and sentenced to community service. The first got slapped with a $10,000 fine and a year in jail.
The article continues with the same story: the first banker was fined $50,000. The second was sentenced to a year in community service.
I was really surprised that they actually put two men in jail for this. It sounds like a petty offense, but these guys have a lot of money. The fines and jail time are so cheap a person could easily pay them off in a week. In my opinion, these guys should have their crimes punished, not made a victim of.
It sounds like these guys are just as guilty as anyone else who gets a $10,000 fine and a year in jail. I can only imagine the amount of money these guys have.
In their defense, the men are not just “jailbirds”, but are also actually in custody because of a warrant they signed for a drug conviction. I think we need to see more of these “jailbirds” in jail.
I think a lot of these guys are actually in jail because they have committed crimes. If these guys were all guilty of crimes, it wouldn’t be easy for them to get a warrant for a drug conviction, or any other type of charge. I think we also need to make the fact that they committed crimes a lot less of an excuse and make the fact that they are in custody for such a crime much more of an excuse.
A lot of these guys are just plain-managers, but they have to do something about their drug-induced behavior. It makes the whole thing a lot more complicated.
The problem is that many of these guys have been sentenced to life-time parole. Most of them are not going to get a good deal if they’re convicted of a crime, but do their best to keep their sentences short of a jail sentence. And of course the punishment system they choose doesn’t just give them the maximum of a sentence. But it does mean that they can be arrested for drug possession and put in prison.
The problem is that this is not how it works in the US. The US system actually allows for certain prisoners to be sentenced to life without parole (LWOP), even though they can be eligible for parole after serving ten years of their sentence. So the reason they’re able to get parole after only ten years is because they’re serving a life sentence.
This is the same issue that occurs when the police arrest an individual for murder—the police can put the person in prison for a very long time, but they can’t be given the chance to be paroled until after they’ve served their ten most recent life sentences. The same is true of the parole board. The parole board doesn’t just give them a sentence; it also gives them a chance to be paroled after serving ten years of their sentence.