There's an interesting study that has been done in Canada that shows that a peadophiles brain is different. And that people are either born that way or not. It will be interesting to see if they reproduce the findings.
But I agree with you Holly, drug rings are terrible, they aren't ok, they need to be crushed and the perpetrators bought to justice. I don't think anyone has said that isn't horrible? However, I do think people are capable of change, and it seems like these two have, it seems a shame to kill two people who are helping others to get clean and better their lives.
I think rehabilitation for crimes is the key, not just locking people up either. We have a program at the prison in our town where some of the men are responsible for training care dogs, they bring them outside (with their guards) to meet the community, and already there is evidence of less reoffending rates for the men involved in the program.