In theory, I am a fan of reducing the number of people in prison.
In practice, I am getting pretty sick and tired of having tenants’ cars and mailboxes broken into.
These are not crimes of impulse, like seeing a nice bike unlocked and riding away on it.
If you break a car window or take a screw-driver to a mailbox, you know you’re doing something wrong.
I have little / no sympathy for people who commit these kinds of crimes.
First time offense? OK, maybe a ticket and a stern warning will do.
The second time? Jail is in order.