That way you would be getting out of prison sooner.
8 years for spray painting on some walls (which has most likely been removed with a few gallons of paint). I personally know people who have done less time for more serious crimes:
2000, Manslaughter in NJ – 5 years
1999, Multiple accounts of armed robbery and assault – 7 years in NYC
and then you have the rapists:
“Rape carries serious penalties, and those penalties can be enhanced under a variety of circumstances. The average sentence for rape across the states is between 8 and 9 years.”
I bet the kid fucked up and went to court with a public pretender..