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  • They are equivalent

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    Would you rather...

    For a crime you didn't commit, would you rather:

    1. Spend your life in prison for 20 years. It's originally LWOP, but later evidence exonerates you and allows you to be set free and compensated.

    2. Be executed. You'll only be exonerated long after you're already dead, in which case any compensation will go to your living relatives.

    3. No preference/they are equivalent in your opinion.
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    20 years in prison. I've been maried for 23 tears, I could do 20 in prison on my head.
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    Re: Would you rather...

    Only 20 years old right now. I could make it through 20 years of prison and still have a good chunk of my life left.
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    Re: Would you rather...

    20 years. Easy call assuming prison life isn't a hellish nightmare 24/7.

    Even life in prison is more interesting than nothing. I'd try to think of it as a monastic retreat or something.

    Might finally squeeze out that book I know I've got in me.

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    Re: Would you rather...

    20 years.

    Get out - take my compensation.

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    I'll take jail. I can escape and either assume a new identity or prove my innocence. I know these weren't options, but I don't accept the possibility of an ineluctable prison constructed by human beings. I could even conceivably clear my name from behind bars. As a last resort, I could run the place.

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    Re: Would you rather...

    Depends on what really happens after we die.
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    Re: Would you rather...

    Quote Originally Posted by azgreg View Post
    20 years in prison. I've been maried for 23 tears, I could do 20 in prison on my head.
    I hear the food in prison is better. I hear the sex isn't as good.

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    Re: Would you rather...

    Quote Originally Posted by MadLib View Post
    For a crime you didn't commit, would you rather:

    1. Spend your life in prison for 20 years. It's originally LWOP, but later evidence exonerates you and allows you to be set free and compensated.

    2. Be executed. You'll only be exonerated long after you're already dead, in which case any compensation will go to your living relatives.

    3. No preference/they are equivalent in your opinion.
    In reality, we can't know what might happen within that 20 years of being in prison, especially for someone who is innocent. They could end up dying in prison. They could become extremely bitter and resentful, and end up getting out feeling that they are owed more. They could end up actually doing the thing they were sent to prison for or they could end up facing some problems when released from a public/friends/family that believed (even if they are believing wrongly) that they did whatever they were just exonerated for.

    And it can take 20 years or more (right now) for someone who is sentenced to be executed to actually be executed.

    So I have no idea which I would rather have.

    Now, I support the death penalty, but only with much more evidence than it is given to people in many cases, especially in some states that are fighting to keep their death penalty in place. I don't approve of the way the death penalty is used/implemented or having safeguards ignored in favor of political motives.
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    Re: Would you rather...

    Quote Originally Posted by NoC_T View Post
    I'll take jail. I can escape and either assume a new identity or prove my innocence. I know these weren't options, but I don't accept the possibility of an ineluctable prison constructed by human beings. I could even conceivably clear my name from behind bars. As a last resort, I could run the place.
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