Only conscious human beings have free will. Most humans alive are at the mental level of base animals and they should practically be excused for raping, robbing and acting in a foul manner simply because they have no souls.
They live on pure primitive instinct like birds, rats or coyotes despite having a human body.
Even putting them in prison for their impulsive actions is innately cruel, they should be allowed to live among themselves in enclosures or on islands with no repercussions for any actions.
A few percent of humans alive (out of 8 billion) have consciousness, which means they are capable of creating art, abstract thoughts or understanding complex structures and ideas in their minds and manifesting them onto physical reality.
Most are just biological bots replicating whatever action they were doing yesterday to live onto the next day.
They don't have any more free will to "break character and do something radical" than a wild dog or cat does. Base animals simply do whatever brings them the most dopamine in that moment or helps them survive through the present moment.
A "bot" human can't come up with original thoughts, literature, art, architecture, stories or inventions because their brain is only pre-programmed to seek food, shelter and reproduction day after day in an uninterrupted cycle.
Some societies have a higher or lesser amount of bots (or "NPC's", as some people call them) compared to other countries, for example Japan has less bots than Brazil or Zimbabwe. But the point remains, most people do not have consciousness - therefore they can't have free will any more than any other animal could.