Three year, with parole, period of detention, isolated from other prisoners, for four men who doused a mentally disabled man in petrol and torched him and his house. He went up like a Hindu widow, but did not die. The victim's eyelids and lips have been removed, maybe his ears will have to go too.
Oh for the days of eye for an eye. But that is not very civilised.
If a jury can be trusted to decide guilt or innocence, why can't they be trusted to decide a sentence? I think if a jury decided a sentence in a case like above, the sentence would reflect societies views much closer to its expectations.
Some of you might think that there is a chance for rehabilitation for these men. For anyone do commit such an act, says to me that they are just bad bad people.