Those that commit crimes need to understand we don’t ever get out of anything! All evidence (our life) is recorded on earth and thus, we’ll see in our life review! For the criminal, HELL can be real! Criminals find out very quickly that they are in peril, as they are greeted by the family(s) of the victim(s)!
Forgiveness, like judgment and justice are human words that describe how societies feel about one’s behavior. Forgiveness (or any righteous action) requires energy; holding a grudge requires no energy on our part.