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    Re: D.C. sniper mastermind set to be executed Tuesday

    Quote Originally Posted by Ethereal View Post
    How many people sentenced to life without parole re-offend?
    Many do, they can kill other prisoners, or the people sworn to protect them, and guard them.

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    Re: D.C. sniper mastermind set to be executed Tuesday

    Quote Originally Posted by Ethereal View Post
    How many people sentenced to life without parole re-offend?
    If it provides even a hint of peace and/or redemption to the victim's families, then behead them for all I care. I don't worry about stepped-on cockroaches or dead weeds in my yard either. There's no difference.

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    Re: D.C. sniper mastermind set to be executed Tuesday

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    Do you have proof of this?
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    Re: D.C. sniper mastermind set to be executed Tuesday

    Quote Originally Posted by Jackboot View Post
    Many do, they can kill other prisoners, or the people sworn to protect them, and guard them.
    1. How often does this actually happen?

    2. Couldn't this be mitigated with better imprisonment techniques?

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    Re: D.C. sniper mastermind set to be executed Tuesday

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    If it provides even a hint of peace and/or redemption to the victim's families, then behead them for all I care. I don't worry about stepped-on cockroaches or dead weeds in my yard either. There's no difference.
    So, you're willing to spend hundreds of millions of dollars just to give a victim's family the feeling of redemption? That doesn't seem very sensible.

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    Re: D.C. sniper mastermind set to be executed Tuesday

    Guys like this are almost enough to make me want to repeal the 8th Amendment. Good riddance.

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    Re: D.C. sniper mastermind set to be executed Tuesday

    Quote Originally Posted by aps View Post
    I just cannot grasp anyone thinking that being in jail is actually a positive experience of some sorts.
    I never said it was a positive experience. I just said being locked in a place that has practically all the same luxuries (or more) that they do on the outside of prison is no punishment. It is going here little Billy for punching your sister in the face I want you to your room where your computer, video games, phone, and cable tv is and I want you to think about what you have done.
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    Re: D.C. sniper mastermind set to be executed Tuesday

    Quote Originally Posted by Ethereal View Post
    1. How often does this actually happen?

    2. Couldn't this be mitigated with better imprisonment techniques?
    Hey hey hey, what do you think you're doing bringing logic up in here. Kill them all! Didn't you get the memo?

    But I've argued along very similar lines before. First off, violence in prison is a concern, but how often are these people eligible for the death penalty but given life in prison killing guards or prisoners. Secondly, should the people for the death penalty care if prisoners are offing prisoners? It seems like they're doing the job for them without all the costs. Third, there could be mitigation of violence and death by changes in prison techniques. I've seen "experimental" maximum security prisons where they jailed the guys in "personal" cages outside (basically a fenced in area) to cut down on yard violence, etc. And it appeared successful.

    Plenty of improvements to make, and then we can get rid of the death penalty as it's archaic and no longer a necessity.
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    Re: D.C. sniper mastermind set to be executed Tuesday

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    I never said it was a positive experience. I just said being locked in a place that has practically all the same luxuries (or more) that they do on the outside of prison is no punishment. It is going here little Billy for punching your sister in the face I want you to your room where your computer, video games, phone, and cable tv is and I want you to think about what you have done.
    Yeah, but when little Billy goes to his room, is he forced to toss the salad?
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    Re: D.C. sniper mastermind set to be executed Tuesday

    Quote Originally Posted by Ethereal View Post
    1. How often does this actually happen?

    2. Couldn't this be mitigated with better imprisonment techniques?
    How often do prisoners kill other prisoners, or their guards, well.....this is a common occurance, actually. I suppose you could keep people in their cells, for their entire lives, but then that would be challenged.

    I support the death penalty, many of my libertarians friends do not.....

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