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RE: What? Japanese marathoner avoids prison for shoplifting charge after claiming running related bulimia caused her to do it

$23 and Jail? wrote:

More importantly... Japan hands out a year in jail for stealing $23 of stuff??? And I thought America was bad.

What's bad about it? There needs to be a deterrent. Othewise people would steal little things all the time.

I think one year suspended is appropriate. If she doesnt screw up, she doesn't serve but if she gets caught again, she serves.

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