I gotta say, Bob, I agree with your views on the "Texas Hold 'em" laws as I call them. NH has the same.
I don't like seeing these guys get out, but it just seems so unconstitutional and un-American to say: "Well, you were given 18 years, and you've served 18 years. But you make up nervous, so we've re-written the rules and are just going to keep you in there."
If you want them in there for 50 years or life, then just change the sentencing laws and make their sentence that long.... don't change your state prison into Gitmo and throw out the Constitution that makes this country what it is.