What guy? What rehabilitation was offered to him, or was he just put in a hell hole where prisoners teach each other how to be better criminals? We should give fixing the person a really good go. If the best we can do doesn't work, then s/he needs to be locked up for ever - but we're not trying anywhere near our best.
Robert Clifford Smith.
I don't know, some criminals go to prison and come out with university degrees, so I don't know what hell hole he was in. Its really nice idea to rehabilitate criminals, but what does that mean? Give them an education? Teach them a second Language? Give them all sorts of therapy? And if they reoffend what happens? Do we give them more of the same? If you make a conscience decision to endanger other people's lives you have to live with the consequences.
Its easy to say we will rehabilitate criminals, and there is a time and a place for that, but at some point after the first 60 convictions I would think he lost the right to freedom, or should have at any rate.