What Goes Around Comes Around
Most of us learn from a young age that stealing is an absolute no-no, but some of us have to learn that lesson later in life– the hard way.
Florida Judge Peter T. Miller speaks from experience about stealing. When he was a boy, he shoplifted a piece of gum, and when his father found out, he paid a fair price. First, Miller had to walk back to the store, return the gum, and publicly apologize. Then, his father gave him a good spanking.
Sixty years later, the judge is serving local shoplifters in Putnam County a taste of that humble pie he knows so well. Instead of jail time, Miller and some courts have begun opting for more unique punishments, but some are questioning whether the sentences are moral or not.
Is this better or worse than jail time? I’m not sure!