A Memphis judge is trying an unconventional method of sentencing convicted burglars. Under the supervision of deputy sheriffs, victims are allowed to go into a burglar's home and take whatever they want, up to a limit set by the judge that approximates the value of what the victims lost. The judge said the sentences make the thief keenly aware of how a victim feels on arriving home to find property missing. The creative sentences have drawn few complaints from defense lawyers.
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