My heart goes out to Russell Don Sneed. Yours probably does, too. Sneed is the man who was just convicted for the 9th time for DWI.
He was sentenced yesterday to25 years to life in prison.
My heart goes out to him NOT because I think the jury should have gone easy on him, and not because I don’t think DWI is a serious problem.
My heart goes out to him because I would like to think there must be a better way to deal with this than to lock him up for the rest of his life.
My brother just posted about changing attitudes toward alcohol. This was not coordinated, but is related.
In Sneed’s case, according to the article, he has not hurt anyone. He has, in fact, already served “four stints in state prison.”
I’ve got an alternative in mind, but before I share it, I’d like to hear from you: what are some other (better) ways to deal with Sneed and others in similar situations?