I've had a lengthy LJ post about free will, responsibility, and the criminal justice system floating around in my head for probably 2 years now. I've written bits and pieces here and there, but it's always gotten shelved in favor of something shinier or more pressing.
Well, now I don't have to. Someone has already written it for me, covered 99% of what I was going to say, and done so more succinctly and with greater authority than I ever could.
So if you would, please go here, read the (fairly short) article, and pretend I said it. :-D