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Originally posted by DYepes
Ok so how do you go about proving that Deus? Does this apply to even small infractions like mine? Would you prefer I had been locked away for the rest of my life? What standards would you have used to have me prove my ability to reintergrate me?
Originally posted by jsobecky
NJE777... What is GBH?
Originally posted by Silcone Synapse
But,i find it hard to be compassionate to someone who has committed an act as serious as murder.
Would you feel comfortable in a room with a "reformed" killer?Not sure i would.
Theoretically, federal law allows persons convicted of felonies in a federal United States district court to apply to have their record expunged after a certain period of time with a clean record. However, the U.S. Congress has refused to fund the federal agency mandated with handling the applications of convicted felons to have their record expunged. This means that, in practice, federal felons cannot have their records expunged.
For state law convictions, expunction is determined by the law of the state. Some states do not allow this, regardless of the offense, resulting in a subclass of citizens. These citizens can have extreme difficulty finding a job or even a place to live, regardless of qualifications or references, often resulting in their return to a life of crime.
Originally posted by DYepes
Well look at that, it is just so easy to be accepted back into society isnt it. Spare me the "shouldna done what ya did" crap, I did what I did, paid for it, and now I should have the opportunity to return to an equal life.
Of course capital offenses, if dealt with the way I have outlined in my previous posts, may be able to return to society and have their sins forgiven. I think it is at least worth trying, obviously what we are doing now is not working too well if people are complaining about it, and the worlds largest prison population just continues to grow.
Originally posted by DeusEx
They will return to society savages, savages capable of anything no less. They will harbor hatred towards society for their exile. And no, they won't be forgiven. People always complain, DYepes, and the prison population is growing due to more minor crimes being prosecuted harshly, such a drug possesion. Tommy chong got 9 months in a federal prison for selling bongs over the interweb. I mean, that's just idiotic.
I totally agree, I think all of our penal systems are totally screwed up, especially that of the United States. We shouldn't be jailing people for marijuana or even coc aine and let out murderers and rapists.
Originally posted by spencerjohnstone
Agrees, look at how many Justice reforms acts have been brought in by the Present British Gov alone. When A Murder is jailed for Life for killing someone else, that should mean life until you die in jail, not being let out of jal 30 or 40 years laters just because you have been a good little murderer while behind bars or been reformed.
Originally posted by Rasobasi420
So no forgiveness whatsoever? What if the inmate is nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize? What if the inmate can do much more to help society on the outside?
Originally posted by xmotex
This was not a cold blooded, premeditated murder, at least according to the prosecution.
In English law following Moloney  AC 905, the mens rea requirement is an intention to cause death, or to cause serious injury knowing that death will probably result. To that extent, whether on a subjective or objective test, there must be some element of premeditation, even if only of very short duration.