In Canada we have a person who is currently about to receive day clearance to go out into the community and in 2014 he murdered 5 people at a house party.
"Matthew de Grood, the young man who was found not criminally responsible for stabbing five people to death inside a Brentwood home in 2014, told a review board on Friday that he is 'sorry' for his actions and will do anything to make amends."https://calgary.ctvnews.ca/calgary-mass-murderer-apologizes-for-stabbing-five-people-at-a-house-party-1.4083843
Mr. de Grood was found to be suffering from a mental health issue and found not criminally responsible for his actions. It is my understanding of mental health conditions such as psychosis that a person often deserves to be rehabilitated and transitioned back into society. What about other situations where the person is guilty? How do we decide who and who can't be rehabilitated? Do we really believe people can be rehabilitated? Are our justice systems, prison systems and social programs consistent with the notion that all people can be rehabilitated? Some can? Very few can? Or none can? What does science have to say about this? What are your thoughts and experiences?