costs less to give life sentence than to execute

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    bullet-in-the-head technique
    Bullet to the heart is more effective generally.

    I think we should bring back the ghettine (spelling?). Quick, effective, and cheap.

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    This subject I'm sure has reaised a lot of controversy, and I'm not entirely sure where I stand on it since I don't know a whole lot about it...What I have learned (although from television) is that prison life is not exactly happy life. Some inmates might just be excercising and someone comes up and stabs them twenty times.
    It seems like overcrowding is a definite problem, but the death penalty won't solve it either, since it takes such a long time for it to pass through the legal process. The whole concept of prison is to remove the lawbreaker from society, so as to keep us living in a safe environment...So why not let the criminals go with the criminals and let them sort it out themselves
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    I like how the french do it, allow a person in jail to request death. Win-win situation for everyone involved. The prisoner gets what they want and society doesnt have to pay to keep them in jail. I know Id rather die then spend my whole life, or even a large portion of it, in jail
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    I know people (or rather know OF people) who would kill people for free. We americans seem to find away to make EVERYTHING cost money - even bottled water - water being the most widely available commodity on the planet. sigh.
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    Originally posted by JaWiB
    So why not let the criminals go with the criminals and let them sort it out themselves
    omg. What do you want to do ? Put them on an island ? Shoot them to the moon ? Where would you draw the line ? A simple thief wouldn't stand long around murders.



    As for the system of killing people: My only problem with it is, that it's definite. You can still release somebody out of prison after 20 years if you find out that somebody else did it, but you can't awake him from the dead.
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    I've always believed it costs more to keep a person in jail than to execute them, but then I learned that it costs millions of dollars to execute someone. and i thought i knew everything
    Wow remarkable, well i was pretty anti-captial punishment anyway.
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    omg. What do you want to do ? Put them on an island ? Shoot them to the moon ? Where would you draw the line ? A simple thief wouldn't stand long around murders.

    Lol, hehe you mean an island like, say, Australia.??

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