njc2007 (njc2007) wrote,
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Writer's Block: Ride the lightning

Should people who are sentenced to life in prison be allowed the death penalty as an option, and why?

I don't think so.
1) Why should they have the option of checking out when the rest of us don't? (Make assisted suicide legal and we'll talk.)
2) Does ending their punishment quickly amount to a real punishment or deterrent for others?
3) This would not leave open the possibility of atonement and correction.

If I had more time I could probably come up with better arguments.
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