Convict Wins ?7M On the Lottery

This seems to evoke strong opinions in people, not least me.

I don't like the idea of a convict winning more money than most people can imagine. However, at the end of the day, his prison sentence is what "the people" have deemed to be a sufficient exchange for the crimes he's commited. The implications of part-time releases from prison at the end of sentences is part of the burden of punishment. If "the people" have an issue with the effectiveness of the sentence, the level of repayment to society, the extent of rehabilitation or anything else, then surely it's the sentencing that needs fixing, not the law on who can win the lottery.

Submitted by coofercat on Thu, 2004-08-12 12:47


Convict Wins ?7M On the Lottery

i say fair play to him...

if he suffered from the freak incidents that always get mentioned in the same sentence as the chances of winning the lottery would people be as lively about it?i doubt they would...

we are sorry arsenal, despite winning the league (or whatever it's called, sorry, me no a football fan) last year you can't actually have the prize because you are mostly french... it's a firkin joke!

Submitted by robert (not verified) on Thu, 2004-08-12 17:28.