posted on Oct, 17 2007 @ 05:37 PM
I'm not sure what the reason is, but personally I feel that offenders should at least have a chance at parole, even if it is incredibly small. Some
people really do reform themselves in prison (though most fake it) and deserve a second chance. I live in Canada, and our maximum sentence is
25-Life, which means that you have a life sentence and cannot be eligible for parole for a minimum of 25 years. We don't have the death penalty.
I can respect that justice needs to be served, but also consider that if a teenager spends the rest of their natural life in jail without parole, then
they are a burden on taxpayers, and they don't even have the chance to accomplish anything useful with their lives in prison. After a certain point,
the death sentence seems more merciful than, say, five decades in a cell.