When you were a child and going to school you learned about laws and history. We were taught that prison/jail existed so that men and women who made mistakes could be rehabilitated so that one day they could become an active and productive member of society. Prison/jail did not exist so that prisoners could be tortured.
Yes, it is true. These men and woman have made mistakes, some more serious than others. However, at the end of the day we are all humans. The Pledge of Allegiance says “…and JUSTICE for ALL.”