The suicide of Ariel Castro is unfair. The state of Ohio spent a lot of money on preparing his prosecution and on demolishing his house. Then after hoping to get a 1000 years out of the guy he goes and offs himself after only 33 days.
Which raise the question – why can’t these people hang themselves before the state spends the money? Indeed we should have a mandatory waiting period for horrific crimes. Give the man a cell with an already prepositioned noose, plenty of quiet time for a couple of weeks and see if saves everybody concerned, including himself, a whole lot of trouble.
The state could provide incentives such as a Christian burial and a star on a wall of redemption in the rotunda of the state capitol.