> I know of no therapy that prevents child molesters from repeating their
> crimes therefore prison is societies best option in such cases.
> A person who steals a car or robs a convenience store are overwhelmingly
> not such persons. Not never, just very rarely.
> We are far too cavalier in imprisoning people in the US as is shown by
> our astronomical incarceration rate.
I agree with the general sentiment here, but I must challenge the canard about "child molesters". The recidivism rate for child sexual abuse is nowhere close to 100%, and there are effective therapies to reduce the recidivism rate, just as with other types of offenders.