Yes Mike it is Punishment and that is the way they attended it to be all along. every man and woman that did a crime, was punished for it whether it was prison, probation, paid for their crime in full when they finished their sentence. But unlike some a RC keeps on being punished with more laws, more restrictions no matter how long it has been, hell we all know this. The Key is to know you did wrong, Know you have changed and attempt to move on with your life even as you understand the punishment may never end. Most of us have our life destroyed over and over just as Luke Heimlich has had, a promising start to maybe a good life has ended as of now. You would think that the system would want productive citizens out there instead of people with little or no hope but that seems not to be the case. There is life after this, but it is a hell of a lot harder.