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Queries to consider:

Is someone more thoroughly punished by 50 years in prison than by 25? Or at some point are they simply made less fit for re-entry into society? Are people more likely to deterred from committing crimes if the potential sentence might be 60 years instead of 50?

Are there people who can never be rehabilitated well enough to trusted outside of prison? How do we reconcile that with our belief that there is That of God within every person?

Are violent people more amenable to changing when they are children or when they are adult? And how does that belief inform the way we decide how much tax money we invest in schools vs. the amount we spend on prisons?

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