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Originally posted by ErroneousDylan
I assume that it would make the system look bad. They want to be represented as always being in control. Only they have a say in WHEN that person will die, because they are "in charge".
They don't want to have a reputation of people being able to take their own lives while under their watch. How would that make them look? Careless.
Then they execute them, but only because they planned for it. They have to be in charge and they can't look bad.