Murderers are not punished enough for thier horrific crimes in my opinion. This isn't an argument about capital punishment but rather the length of their sentence not being life, as was promised when capital punishment was made illegal. Worse than that they only serve a fraction of their sentence anyway before being released and helped to return to society.
But what about those killers who murder whilst insane. Is it right that these sick killers are freed when they are cured, or at least judged not to be a threat?
If they are innocent of a crime due to insanity and recieve treatment and become sane is it right they are released directly into society without any prison time at all? They are innocent people due to their mental state so how can they be imprisoned just to satiate the public?
But what if they a freed after only one year? Is that right and proper?
Is it just?
The case in point is that of Farrukh Malik who killed Sarwat, his wife of thirty seven years, stabbing her 120 times. This frenzied killing was judged to have been done when Farrukh was insane so he was found innocent due to insanity and committed to institution for treatment.
However that cure has been speedy as he has been released in less than one year due to him being judged to have been 'fixed'.
Is it right or just that a poor woman be so brutally killed and her killer is back in the community in less than a year?
Or does mental illness mean than a innocent man who did a horrific act whilst insane for which he bears no responabilty should be freed when cured?
Most of use wouldn't want to punish the mentally ill but in this case the speed of the cure causes unease.