Via TFS Magnum, we read of one seriously off-kilter individual who kidnapped her pregnant neighbor and then, with the aid of a Stanley knife, tried to kidnap her neighbor's unborn child.
There are some things that you just don't "rehabilitate" from, y'know? Can you imagine anything as ludicrous as someone standing in front of a parole board and saying, "Yeah, I whacked her over the noggin with a Louisville Slugger, dragged her out into the woods, and tried to cut the baby from her womb with a rusty boxcutter so I could keep it for myself, but I was under a lot of stress at the time. Hey, I'm all better now, though, and I promise I won't do it again."
It is because of cases like this that I have few qualms about sentencing the occasional... well, evildoer is the only correct term... to the "Rehabilitation Through Reincarnation" program.
I understand that some folks get (rightly) all a-twitter about handing The State the power of life & death over its