Death Sentence versus Life Imprisonment

United States
May 26, 2012 8:47am CST
Which would you choose? I often like playing first-person shooters, but for some reason, I can't come to think about killing a prisoner. I'd rather think that he/she should contemplate his acts, and spend the rest of his life away from society.
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@jdyrj777 (6558)
• United States
30 May 12
At one time i would have said eye for a eye, tooth for a tooth, life for a life. But that was before my daughter murdered someone. I believe she was mentally unstable before during and after the murder, and still is.
• United States
15 Nov 12
Sad. Some people turn up like that on this planet. Whether she liked it or not, she should've gone to a rehabilitation center instead of a cold hard prison...
@Absinto (2394)
• Portugal
26 May 12
i think that whatever a person does to go to jail is no excuse to killl them. If someone murder a family for example and go to jail it should be for life. Killing them will not only just set them free but in a way we are turning into them.
@freqspaz (220)
• United States
26 May 12
I agree, with you. But we can't lock them up for life either, remember, you are paying for them to be locked up. And frankly with the job market and living costs I am having a hard time keeping my family fed and comfortable so why am I kicking out extra in taxes to feed the deadbeat in prison too? Isn't my family more important than him, because we haven't broken any laws and because we are functional members of society that helps contribute?
@Absinto (2394)
• Portugal
27 May 12
Yes in a way we cant be suporrting their life either. but how can we distiguishesh right and wrong when we do wrong to do right.
@bellis716 (4806)
• United States
28 May 12
On one hand, I think t hat the prisoner should be given time to depend of his/her crime. Then, I think of the cost to the state to keep that person locked up for 40 years or so. It seems to be a toss up. I'm in favor of bringing back chain gangs.