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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  • No, they get what they deserve.

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    Should LWOP prisoners be allowed to choose assisted suicide?

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

    Yes, but the victim should be allowed to play doctor.

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

    None of the above. I don't think there ought to be life without parole, anyone who is never getting out of prison should be put down.
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    Re: Should LWOP prisoners be allowed to choose assisted suicide?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    None of the above. I don't think there ought to be life without parole, anyone who is never getting out of prison should be put down.
    If this were allowed, it would be a step in that direction. Can you live with incremental steps, or do you insist on 'all or nothing'?
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    Re: Should LWOP prisoners be allowed to choose assisted suicide?

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    If this were allowed, it would be a step in that direction. Can you live with incremental steps, or do you insist on 'all or nothing'?
    Sure, but since I think anyone ought to be able to commit suicide whenever they want to, I'm already there. I just don't think that people who will never get out of prison are contributing anything to society and therefore need to be executed to free up space for other people who might be rehabilitated.
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    Re: Should LWOP prisoners be allowed to choose assisted suicide?

    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 Cephus View Post
    Sure, but since I think anyone ought to be able to commit suicide whenever they want to, I'm already there. I just don't think that people who will never get out of prison are contributing anything to society and therefore need to be executed to free up space for other people who might be rehabilitated.
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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 vote no.But at the same time if a lifer wants to kill himself then the guards should make no effort what so ever to stop him.
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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.
    Exactly. Anyone who wants to end his life should be able to do so. Why do we put down dogs and cats who have lived out their lives and have nothing but disability and suffering left, but humans have to live on to the bitter end?
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    Re: Should LWOP prisoners be allowed to choose assisted suicide?

    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.

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