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    Re: Was executed Barton guilty beyond any reasonable doubt?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dayton3 View Post
    One reason that I'm an advocate of life in solitary confinement instead of the death penalty.
    They shoot horses, don't they?

    I would rather be executed than spend life in prison.

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    Re: Was executed Barton guilty beyond any reasonable doubt?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dayton3 View Post
    Agree to disagree. People are held in solitary routinely in the U.S. and the courts allow it. And unlike the death penalty you can let them go and compensate them if they turn out to be not guilty.
    It's routine and courts allow it, therefore it's not torture? That's a pretty obvious non-sequitur. Just search "solitary confinement" on YouTube and watch a couple of documentaries. Solitary for more than a few days at a time should be deemed "cruel and unusual punishment" and done away with entirely.

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    Re: Was executed Barton guilty beyond any reasonable doubt?

    Quote Originally Posted by Thoreau72 View Post
    They shoot horses, don't they?

    I would rather be executed than spend life in prison.
    Convicted criminals are not asked what their preferred punishment is. Shouldn't even be an issue.

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    Re: Was executed Barton guilty beyond any reasonable doubt?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dayton3 View Post
    Convicted criminals are not asked what their preferred punishment is. Shouldn't even be an issue.
    You offered your opinion and I offered mine.

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    Re: Was executed Barton guilty beyond any reasonable doubt?

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    Solitary is torture, one of the worse forms of it too. If you doubt that, empty a walk in closet and see how long you can stand to stay in it.
    A closet or a 6x8 jail cell, not much diff.
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    Re: Was executed Barton guilty beyond any reasonable doubt?

    Quote Originally Posted by Moonglow View Post
    A closet or a 6x8 jail cell, not much diff.
    In regards to lifetime solitary confinement cells I was thinking more along the lines of 8 feet by about 17 feet with an automatic shower in the far end (every other day for 10 minutes at 85 degrees water temperature) and a small outside window in the ceiling.

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