ah, but depending on pov, that could be considered cruel and unusual, while death is the “humane” thing. I dont see it in these terms, but thats a viewpoint some would have.
Yes, but here’s how I see it: homicide is one of the worst crimes anyone can commit, therefore, it should be punishable by the worst form of punishment. If they’re not going to impose the death penalty, what else can we do?
also, keeping these people in prison ad infinitum is a waste of money, esp. if the prisons are kept at their current level, or improved, as some seem to want.
It has been said that it wastes more of the people’s money to have the death sentence appealed. While I have no idea whether or not this is true, it is possible.
think about it. this guy kills someone, gets convicted to life in jail, now the person he killed is dead, and this guy lives the rest of his life with three squares, access to exercise equipment and reading, possibly tv, games/sports, and social interaction.
Unfortunately, yes. If they’re going to waste money in the prison system, at least waste it on the guards and facilities, not the prisoners. When I say 60 years (life sentence, I figure 20 yo lives to about 80) of solitary, that’s what I mean-a 12 by 12 cube, meals consisting of bread and water, delivered with no human contact, and that’s about it.