Prison is the punishment that keeps on taking. Long after the individual has regretted her sin and wishes to go back to living a productive life, She must stay in prison wasting her precious years on this earth. Almost anything you take from a mother can be given back except time. She can never reclaim the time that was stolen from her. She can never experience her children growing up for they are already grown. She can never experience those precious moments with her family for most likely the moved on. Of all the crimes that a mother commits to go to prison, in most cases our decision to keep her there is worse.