She made a huge mistake. Whatever she can figure out sitting in jail for 30 years, she could easily figure out in just 5 years. Do you know how much reflection is possible sitting in an 8x8 cell for 5 years? And as far as the finances, someone else is going to die because that money had to be allocated for her. That's a lot of money that could have been spent on more medicare for the elderly or money for the homeless. In a roundabout way, we're sentencing innocent people through ridiculously long sentences for the guilty.