View Poll Results: Should LWOP prisoners be allowed to choose assisted suicide?

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  • Yes, after X-number years.

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  • Yes, if terminally ill.

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  • No, I'm vicdictive and want them to suffer.

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    Re: Should LWOP prisoners be allowed to choose assisted suicide?

    I have no problems with allowing them to commit suicide. They'll still be serving out the terms of their sentence by spending the rest of their lives in prison. If they choose to shorten that life it doesn't bother me at all.
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    Re: Should LWOP prisoners be allowed to choose assisted suicide?

    No, not unless everyone is allowed assisted suicide. Prisoners should not have more rights than other people.

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    Re: Should LWOP prisoners be allowed to choose assisted suicide?

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    No, not unless everyone is allowed assisted suicide. Prisoners should not have more rights than other people.
    This is a good point. I just sort of assumed that if it was legal for prisoners it would be legal for anyone. If it's only for prisoners and no one else, then I'm completely against it.
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    Re: Should LWOP prisoners be allowed to choose assisted suicide?

    Quote Originally Posted by molten_dragon View Post
    This is a good point. I just sort of assumed that if it was legal for prisoners it would be legal for anyone. If it's only for prisoners and no one else, then I'm completely against it.
    I'm very much an advocate for assisted suicide/euthanasia for all as well, but saying it has to be all or nothing is shortsighted, IMO. The way our system tends to work, if one segment of society did get the right, it would end up being only the first step to everybody getting said right. More often than not, anyway.
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    Re: Should LWOP prisoners be allowed to choose assisted suicide?

    I am very vindictive so if they have been sentenced to life they should be kept locked up for life. The only 3 exceptions are if they are released because they are innocent (not totally impossible), second reason if they are termally ill and are being let out to die in a hospice where his/her family will be freely able to visit and the third exception is how I voted in this thread, when they are terminally ill and they do not want to die in a hospice (wait for death) then they can have euthanasia.
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    Re: Should LWOP prisoners be allowed to choose assisted suicide?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ray410 View Post
    If the prisoner chooses suicide, he must also volunteer for the victim to be given the right to choose if he wants to kill him first. Shoot him, whatever. The victim would be defined as remaining family, etc., such as Ron Goldman's father.
    I can relate to the level of hatred and disgust that's involved towards the perpetrator Ray but i could never turn into an executioner. For many of us the death penalty is not what brings closure or comfort, revenge killing serves no good purpose whatsoever. The life of the person that killed someone I love will never be considered an equal trade for my loved one. Some total stranger can assume that by sentencing the offender to death that things will automatically be squared up all they like. It's not and it never will be.

    It won't bring closure, that has to come from within.

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    Re: Should LWOP prisoners be allowed to choose assisted suicide?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    Anyone should be allowed to choose. The removal of choice is always a mar on mankind.
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    Re: Should LWOP prisoners be allowed to choose assisted suicide?

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    Should LWOP prisoners be allowed to choose assisted suicide?

    LWOP = Life WithOut Parole (iow: no death sentence)

    1) Yes. No skin on my nose, They're not going anywhere, so if they want to die, fine.
    2) Yes, but after they have served X-number of years.
    3) Yes, but only if they have a terminal illness.
    4) No. I want to be vindictive and take away all their decision making.
    5) No. They earned their sentence, make them serve their sentence.
    6) Not sure. Let's discuss the pros and cons.

    I say yes (#1). Doesn't matter to me if they are live or dead. I also have no problem with doctors assisting, as I am an advocate of doctor-assisted suicide/euthanasia in general, but that's another topic for another thread.
    I don't think so because they are there to serve a punishment. I think death is the easy way out for some of them, and their victims sure didn't get any choices.

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    Re: Should LWOP prisoners be allowed to choose assisted suicide?

    No. Murder should not be legalized.

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    Re: Should LWOP prisoners be allowed to choose assisted suicide?

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    I'm very much an advocate for assisted suicide/euthanasia for all as well, but saying it has to be all or nothing is shortsighted, IMO. The way our system tends to work, if one segment of society did get the right, it would end up being only the first step to everybody getting said right. More often than not, anyway.
    Yeah, but why start with inmates, when there are people who have been honest citizens and are suffering?

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