Life Imprisonment or Death

@KupoSin (680)
United States
March 11, 2007 11:29am CST
well recently ive done a essay on this issue of what is more morally correct, life imprison or death. one argument ive run across is the idea that life imprisonment kills a man slowly, while death kills him in seconds. and it was also been argued that, "life is better than no life" the best short story that portrays this argument is "The Bet" by Anton Checkhov. read it and perhaps it will change your mind. so share your opinion on this matter
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@LiminaL (164)
• Italy
28 Mar 07
I don't see any of the two as morally correct. I see the reasons that bring society to such a choice, but this kind of decision is rather among bad and worst "solutions". It is not universally right to leave a person free after a crime, nor it is to imprison this person for life or to kill him/her. If I had to say something about this 2 alternatives only, I would say : life penalty with the opportunity to be killed on request. I think that both "destinies" are horrible, and that it might be extremely subjective for a prisoner to "prefer" one or the other, I would let them the choice.