Is spending a weekend locked up in a hotel to receive a re-education on drunken driving an adequate substitute for jail time?
Asked at Massachusetts Street on November 21, 2004
“I think it is a very good addition to the punishments we have now. It is more productive than just throwing people in jail. Punishment is an outdated solution to this problem.”
“The jails are overcrowded to start with, but there is probably a better place to put them than in a hotel room. I think that re-education is the answer, though.”
“I think that it’s good to try something new instead of putting them in jail. If it can help these people, then I think it is a good idea.”
“The purpose of any kind of punishment is learning. So if they are learning, then it seems adequate.”