The idea is important as we letting too many wrong doers of the hook. Prison live is too comfortable and no longer a deterrant
In most cases the life sentence is so short as to be insane. When the judge says life it should mean untill the convict dies. In many cases the word life should mean three days then execution by hanging. The crimes are so horrific that the only tenable punishment is death. The convict will never re-offend and others would think twice before beating an 80 year old to death for their pension. The justice system is marshmallow soft due to do gooders getting their way too much It is beyond time for the real people to be heard.