Rooney has told pals he is happy to pay his debt to society
by working there.
Harry Gow, defending, said his client had been studying for a degree, adding: "He accepts he has to pay his debt to society
for what he has done."
Mr Cordey added: "He now wants to pay his debt to society
and live a normal life on his release."
If the courts are convinced that someone will not re-offend and can pay his debt to society
in some other way, there is no point in locking him up.
that Michael Deaver pay his debt to society
that a convict can best repay society by applying to some worthy endeavor the skills he once used illegally; that way, the punishment has a certain symmetry.
I am calling on you to make this evil man pay his debt to society
in full - and keep him behind bars where he belongs until 2004.