posted on Aug, 15 2010 @ 08:23 PM
This is a topic I have discussed with many people over the years. I know many will disagree but I know that I would be much happier (as happy as you
could be in such a situation) knowing that the person who murdered a family member or friend will spend every single second of their life rotting in a
cell, death is getting them out of suffering for their crime.
I know, death is the ultimate punishment, & I can only imagine the growing fear as the day approaches, but that day will bring an end, Id prefer that
person suffering for the rest of what would hopefully be a long life. I believe a study has also shown it is more expensive to go through the
execution process (appeals etc included) than to keep someone for life.
I believe a life sentence should be just that, the term of your natural life, not chance of parole, no visitors, no hope, no socialising, just every
second of your life stuck alone in a small cell.
That said, the penal system needs to toughen up also. I believe there is a very tough warden somewhere in Texas who makes his prisoners work for the
state, wear pink clothing, live in tents etc etc. He is hard, & its worked.
I am sure someone in such a situation (eg victims family) will argue no, eye for an eye, I want this person dead, why should they breath when ??? is
dead ? I know, its not fair, it sucks, but personally, I dont want that person getting away with a short sentence as the death penalty is
(relatively), Id rather them have as much time as possible to suffer in isolation.
Again though, the prisons need to be hardened up, just stick them in a cell, send their food etc in via a hole, no visitors, no exercise yard, no
nothing, the door doesnt ever open until they have died of old age.
This also gives the chance for those who are innocent of getting out. I have no idea how many but I know there have been innocent people executed,
thats not justice.