It needs to be rethought entirely but I don't think I'd say it should be abolished. I've been to county jail and that shit's fucked up on its own. But there are people who need to be separated from society, forever in extreme cases. The goals need to be rethought. As it stands its purely punitive. I don't think punishment is the answer for many things in life and it should be rethought of as reformative. But mine is a pipe dream for many foreseeable years. So its an area of interest in my statement of intent to master's programs. Which personally benefits me as a byproduct.