It’s actually a difficult decision. Let me first pretend I’m a prosecutor or law maker so I can get inside their minds…..
“We need to get tougher on crime and criminals! Send these bastards away for a long time, followed by years of supervision and outcasting from society. They must never lead a normal life again. Forgiveness is NOT an option.
Besides, none of OUR loved ones or even ourselves will ever commit these horrible acts so we need not worry.”