It's not an issue that pertains to my life in any way, so I'm not really sure. As long as innocent people don't get wrongly convicted, It doesn't matter to me what happens to inmates. Inevitably, there will be a small number on innocent people convicted for life, and even receive the death penalty.
Not to be an ass, but I wonder what your thoughts are on the execution of POW's.
Dr. Brooklyn wrote:
prison won't do the rehabilitation it's partly designed to do.
I sometimes ask myself if prison is actually rehabilitating anyone, I wonder if there actually IS any sort of rehabilitation in there.
Personally, I think that our hatred of criminals has "filtered into the prison systems", prisons are "meant" to rehabilitate, but we all know that what really happens there is punishment, our priorities as a society, are screwed.
On the Death Penalty ? Like Diego said, it doesn't affect my life, so it's not an issue I think about every day, nevertheless, there are some things about the modern practice of the death penalty that bother me:
1) "The Ritual", I believe it is ridiculous to pretend that you are being "humane" when you inject somebody with the lethal dose, that doesn't mean that I believe it's wrong to kill someone, but I dislike the hypocrisy.
2) "The Priorities", Like I said, our priorities are screwed, some people are in favor of rehabilitation while others are in favor of punishment, and because we haven't solved that conflict is the reason why death penalty is still around, in the end, regardless of what we feel about it, it's useless, Godziller said it best, people don't stop killing out of the fear of getting the lethal dose.
And where the hell is Curi ?