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Originally posted by Jonna
Does anyone else see the humorous irony in those condemed to die doing something that will harm their health as a barginning tool? No, just me? I guess I'm just sick then.
Originally posted by swintersVT
Off-topic question: Can a death row inmate ask to die or would his/her mental health be in question?
Originally posted by FredT
I think that they can. The inmate in CT who execution is off again waived all his appeals to speed up the process, but his lawyers keep puttin on the breaks.
Originally posted by zekimro
wow you americans are so blaze about death.
I have come to the conclusion that executions solve nothing, and are only an antiquated relic of a primitive desire for revenge which takes the easy way and hands over the responsibility for revenge to other people… It is said to be a deterrent. I cannot agree. There have been murders since the beginning of time, and we shall go on looking for deterrents until the end of time. If death were a deterrent, I might be expected to know. It is I who have faced them last, young lads and girls, working men, grandmothers. I have been amazed to see the courage with which they take that walk into the unknown. It did not deter them then, and it did not deter them when they committed what they were convicted for. All men and women whom I have faced at that final moment convince me that in what I have done I have not prevented a single murder.
Originally posted by kegs
It actually now cost you $2 million dollars more on average to execute a prisoner than it does to give them life imprisonment