American Justice

I just read a fascinating article in today’s New York Times. They’re examining commonplace aspects of the American justice system that are unique. This kind of justice happens nowhere else in the civilized world. This article, the second installment of a series, focuses on a young man who is serving life in prison without chance of parole. Why? Because he loaned his Chevy Metro to a friend.
Read the NYT article, and share your thoughts: Should anyone be severely punished for someone else’s sin–under any circumstances. If you don’t mind mentioning your religious affiliation (if any) in your response, I’d appreciate it.