In this video, Mr. Taylor(retired) is interviewed about a man who was sentenced to life in prison for his ninth drunk driving charge. Mr. Taylor believes that this punishment does not fit the crime in that alcoholism is a disease and should be treated instead of simply sending someone to jail for life. The interviewer stresses that the general population is fed up with drunk driving and most don’t feel that this punishment is too severe. Mr. Taylor responds that not only is this an unjust punishment, but also looking at it from a cost-benefit analysis, imprisoning this fifty-four year old man for the rest of his life will roughly cost tax payers three million dollars. A much smaller amount of money could be spent rehabilitating this man instead of simply sentencing him to life in prison.
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