This kid, for example, has been condemned to at least 23 years Will he get the offense-specific therapy and other help he needs? Not likely - he will probably get raped himself . And what about his education; will he be able to finish that? Nope. Instead he will get introduced to the criminal ways of others. So when he emerges from his prison at the age of 38 he's likely to be a bitter hardened survivor. How has that solved anything? this could describe the lives of half the guys here! ,if the kid finally realizes what the problem is at 38,lots of survivors are a lot older before they even try to heal, 23 years seems harsh when the kid did nothing. the victim gets a life sentence ,no chance of parole . no rehab ,just a hearty hey kid get over it.