Two further points on prison reform and criminal justice and all that:
1) In My Dictatorship, certain levels of sex offenders would be castrated.
2) One of the most amusing (or frightening, if it were Her Dictatorship) people I've come across on the subject of criminal justice was a girl who said that anyone who does nasty crimes either has a justification for them or has mental health problems, so, instead of imprisoning murderers, we should just provide them with lots of therapy. Her reasoning: no well-adjusted person would kill someone without a very good reason for it, so it's just being intolerant of people with mental health issues to imprison murderers and so forth. I only talked with her once, and briefly, and couldn't come up with a handy reason she didn't make sense, so I just ended up hoping that her opinion wasn't more widely held!
(The judge in that article has a point -- if being on medication for depression is grounds for granting mental incompetency, well, we've got a heck of a lot of lunatics wandering the streets and running the world...)