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Should life mean life

Unread postby fiona1964 » 25 May 2011 12:45

When some is sentience to life in jail should it mean life.
I know in the UK life means 25 years and then your free
In the USA it means life and the only way out is in a wooden box
What do other members think
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Unread postby J.A.D.E » 28 Jun 2011 06:16

Don't see the need to keep someone alive in a cell for life. Waste of tax payers money.
Off with his head!
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Unread postby fiona1964 » 28 Jun 2011 14:40

J.A.D.E wrote:Don't see the need to keep someone alive in a cell for life. Waste of tax payers money.
Off with his head!


And what happens in a few years time after you chop the head of that person is found not to be guilty you can give him his head back can you
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Unread postby J.A.D.E » 29 Jun 2011 07:16

fiona1964 wrote:And what happens in a few years time after you chop the head of that person is found not to be guilty you can give him his head back can you


There have been incidents about people being found innocnet after 15-20 years in jail. Can you give them the prime of their life back?

Exceptions dont disprove the rule.
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Unread postby fiona1964 » 29 Jun 2011 12:01

No you can`t give them the prime of their life back but it is better than the death penalty
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Unread postby J.A.D.E » 04 Jul 2011 07:47

I partly agree, though I still dont see any need for life imprisonment.

A reasobnable compromise would be a deferred death penalty. Keep them in prison for a reasonable period, say 5 years for appeals etc. If the verdict is not changed by that time, then enforce the death penalty.
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Unread postby Joe » 05 Jul 2011 20:57

Or maybe change the law so that at least 2-3 different direct evidences are needed for the death penalty, like: eye witness + DNA + lethal weapon. Personally I would prefer medicinal tests on convicts to death penalty. That way their life would be good for something.
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Unread postby K1nS » 31 Jan 2012 00:47

Its hard to say, I always fear that people getting life and it actually being life could quite easily be wrongly accused. If theres hard proof that someone does deserve life, for either taking someones life or making their life unliveable then it should be life, full stop.

The thing thats annoying me more than anything at the moment regarding this is a guy had raped, murdered and then disposed of a young girls body, he got 20 years in jail. Then theres the guys of mega upload who have a high chance of getting 50 years in jail, wheres the right in that?
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