On balance, the system worked. Michael Vick and society both won. Vick served his time in the federal penitentiary. Then he was given a second chance. He was not handed an NFL starting job, but had to earn it.
Michael Vick is back in the NFL, but he's a long way from being able to 'move on' beyond his past.
Yes, Michael Vick's incarceration ends this week, but he'll likely live the rest of his life behind a figurative set of bars.