My friend Sameer takes issue with my hoping for experimentation by criminals, on two grounds:
First, he believes I’m encouraging violence. This wasn’t my intent. I assume that there are all sorts of ways to non-violently behave badly, from calling a guard snookums to having a tattoo needle in your cell. However, I don’t know.
His second argument is that my criteria for release are orthogonal to being a menace to society: That this fellow could be a clever psychopath. This is true. I made the (again unstated) assumption that, like most people in jail, this fellow is in jail for a non-violent drug crime.
If he’s in jail for violence, or needs to commit violence to get out, that would temper my previous position.