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Life Imprisonment or the death penalty?

Which one?

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diamondmamma

Asked by diamondmamma at 1:01 AM on Apr. 5, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • i heard its cheaper to keep a man in prison for life than to give him the death penalty
    aliciatron

    Answer by aliciatron at 1:03 AM on Apr. 5, 2009

  • Problem with the death penalty is that it costs so much more. There's an automatic appeal of the verdict in CA. So the whole case will get dragged out for years and years.

    There's also the difficulty of wrongful convictions of the innocent. You can't take death back if you find out the jury's verdict was based on false evidence or what have you.

    I'm not opposed to the death penalty in all cases, but we need to tread very very carefully.
    gdiamante

    Answer by gdiamante at 1:05 AM on Apr. 5, 2009

  • Life.
    IzzeAddy

    Answer by IzzeAddy at 1:05 AM on Apr. 5, 2009

  • depends on the charge... if its murder, or child abuse, or rape... then DEATH PEN......

    not fair for the good citizens (tax payers) to foot the bill for serious criminals
    JuLiAnSmOmMy317

    Answer by JuLiAnSmOmMy317 at 1:07 AM on Apr. 5, 2009

  • Death penalty. I agree with another poster-why should taxpayers foot the bill for 'lifers' to sit in jail and have priviledges they dont deserve. Seriously,they get 3 squares a day,healthcare,recreation time,tv,game systems,visitors,etc.
    guardmp_MOM

    Answer by guardmp_MOM at 1:16 AM on Apr. 5, 2009

  • Juliansmom, I don't know about the other two, but I think child abusers should get life, not death. Apparently, in prison, people who harm children are tortured by the other inmates, so the reality of the punishment actually (almost) fits the crime.
    Avarah

    Answer by Avarah at 1:20 AM on Apr. 5, 2009

  • death....and don't wait. .
    danni33

    Answer by danni33 at 1:21 AM on Apr. 5, 2009

  • Apparently, in prison, people who harm children are tortured by the other inmates, so the reality of the punishment actually (almost) fits the crime.

    That is a TV idea, and maybe happens 3% of the time. In reality sexual predators are in protective custody and never in contact with each other or the other inmates.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:29 AM on Apr. 5, 2009

  • sorry ava, i disagree... they don't deserve to live after they abused children... they deserve to burn in hell
    JuLiAnSmOmMy317

    Answer by JuLiAnSmOmMy317 at 1:30 AM on Apr. 5, 2009

  • right...anon:29 is right.... most know what they are in for so they get pc
    JuLiAnSmOmMy317

    Answer by JuLiAnSmOmMy317 at 1:31 AM on Apr. 5, 2009

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