Justice Pays a Visit

I just saw Chief Justice Shirley S. Abrahamson speak on campus. She’s an excellent speaker. She touted programs to help people who commit crimes to prevent continued offenses.
It’s interesting. Nobody ever thinks to help the criminals, but it makes sense. Repeat offenders bog down the court systems, it costs way more to run a jail/prison than it does to run a rehabilitation facility…not to mention, keeps the community safer. It makes me wonder if perhaps we focus too much on punishment when we should be focusing on solutions.