Do you think criminals deserve a second chance?
The reason I want to ask you this today is because celebrity chef Neven Maguire said he does not regret employing a killer in his award winning restaurant in Co. Cavan.
Gerard Graham is serving a life sentence for battering his girlfriend with a wok and choking her to death.
He works at McNean House and restaurant in Blacklion Co. Cavan as part of a work programme with the Irish prison service.
Graham pleaded guilty o the murder of Dublin woman Charlene McAuliffe in 2002 and was sentenced to life imprisonment.
Neven said that he believes everyone deserves a second chance and that Graham is a good employee.
He told Rte Guide, “this man is a fantastic worker, has been with us for nearly a year, is due to be released next year and we plan to give him full time employment then”
Today I want to know what you think of this.
Do you think criminals, no matter what crime they commit, deserve a second chance?
Would you employ a criminal?
Prison is supposed to be a place to rehabilitate a prisoner so they are able to return to society. With that in mind, should they all be given a second chance so?
Or do you think there are some crimes that should never be forgiven and people should never be offered another chance at life?
I want to know what you think of this.
Do you think all criminals should be given a second chance?