Letters: Unwanted Rapist

How can we justify a system in which a convicted rapist who hacked off the forearms of his victim is considered to have "paid his legal debt to society" after serving "nearly eight years of a 14-year four-month sentence" ((NATION, June l))? Have rape and mutilation become so commonplace that they are treated like a traffic offense?

Elfriede H. Kristwald-Kallfelz

Atlanta

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