I am so going to get -5 Troll for writing this, but I don't care. Chasing carma is not my sport, at least not by means of hypocrisy called "political correctness".
'The ultimate result could be lower crime rates, at a reduced cost'
Where is the evidence to this? As I already mentioned in a previous post on similar topic, gang leaders already successfully continue with their business even while incarcerated, and this retarded measure will only make their job even easier. Once again, the law-abiding citizens will end up looking as fools and criminals will be laughing in the face of their victims and the society as whole.
'and with considerably less inhumanity in the bargain.'
Why should humane treatment even be an issue, especially when we are talking about most ruthless and unrepentant criminals, such as rapists, gang leaders and assassins? When will the society finally realize and admit that certain individuals can only be stopped from committing further crimes by means of physical elimination?