After reading the book about live at Leavenworth prison, I’ve been thinking a lot about the question of rehabilitation and debt to society.
It came up recently as the dental hygienist and I got into a debate about Michael Vick.
As a dog lover, she said there is no way she can ever forgive Vick for what he had done. He had “crossed the line” and even paying his debt to society in the form of prison time couldn’t make her look at him anew. It didn’t’ matter how much remorse he had shown.
That raised the question of “when do people deserve a 2nd chance and when are their crimes-no matter how many years before-unforgivable?”
Child sex offenders, murderers?
Which are the ones where…”ok, you made a mistake, pay up and you’re back into society?”
and which are the ones where it’s “sorry, you are marked for life.”