Oh it definately does. The debate is not about whether or not we can, but rather whether or not we should.While our system is about punishment it doesn't mean that A) that means we can kill prisoners
I absolutely believe in rehabilitation for some prisoners. I believe that they should be given every effort to rehabilitate themselves and we should devote more resources to help rehabilitate some of them. Like I said before, it does not apply to all prisoners. What benefit do get attempting rehabilitate someone who is never going to become part of society again? Why not take the resources we are putting into prisoners who rape and murder and use it to rehabilitate people who have a chance at becoming productive citizens?or B) that we can't use it for rehabilitation on some level. It would certainly be more efficient for society overall if we could rehabilitate as many as possible and return them to society. We need cogs.
This comes back to why should a person who has stolen a life be allowed to keep theirs? Or multiple lives? Why should they continue to be a burden on society? Hell not only do they place a burden on law abiding citizens, but they also put a burden on prison officials and even prisoners. Lets say you have a man in prison for drug possession. Another man in for theft. These men are under constant threat and influence by these murderers and rapists. Why should they be subject to that? Being around these individuals absorb resources that could be used to help them, instead, surrounding them by these maniacs decreases their chances of rehabilitation.cogs. I just don't see abdication of our morality in some cases to be worth it. What are the gains? There's a lot wrong with the system, don't get me wrong. But I don't think we address the issue by killing more prisoners.
How else would you address crime?Cheaper, easier, you remove one fail condition from the system without it. We should probably not be throwing so many people into prison in the first place.