Parolees are safer behind bars serving their full sentences as prescribed by law:
- A man has been charged in connection with the fatal shooting of a parolee in southwest suburban Minooka Friday night while he was celebrating his release from prison earlier that day.
Nathan A. Hofkamp, 29, was celebrating with family members about 11:25 p.m. when "a disturbance broke out" inside a home in the 25000 block of Canal Road in Minooka, according to a statement from the Will County sheriff's office. James F. Hess, a "live in acquaintance" of Hofkamp's mother, got upset and fired a gunshot, striking Hofkamp in the chest.
Though we must say, the long term savings on additional trials and sentences must be studied to see if it is a net positive or negative to society.