Should an inmate on death row be able to demand execution, even if the state's governor wants to commute his sentence to life-in-prison instead?
If you killed someone you lost your right to do things like that, if you ant to die, i really don't care.
if a family member got sexually abused and killed u betch I hope that that person deals w the misery in the penetantiary.
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See if they change their outlook on living.
If I were a warden, I would give them a shovel and have them dig their own grave. Have them hop in, throw down a lethal dose of potassium chloride, and tell them they have 15 minutes before the backhoe fills up their grave.
Less money we have to spend. If we took all the lifers and did away with them we'd have a lot more money.
THEY DESERVE TO ROT IN PRISON FOR LIFE
life long hard, uncomfortable prison sentence with the prisoner having the option to decide when to end it easily and gracefully? sounds interesting. this could solve many issues at once. the question is what is the value of the prisoners life?
convicted of violent crimes should get the option, because they're still a danger to themselves, other inmates, prison guards/workers, and the general public (should they find a way to escape). Plus, why pay to keep them fairly comfortable for the rest of their lives if they don't want it?
chances for appeals, and those appeals take far too long. These appeals and time they take are what drive the cost of a death sentence up, not the actual action of the execution. If a person who knows they're guild wants to be put to death, it would be just as simple as doing it. Especially those
Actually, prisoners DO NOT lose all their choices or rights. People in prison have just as many choices or rights as free people. If you were wrongly accused for something, you'd want your right to an appeal, I'm assuming, as anyone should have. Although, I do believe people are given too many
It is called suicide.
Why not? Cheaper for the state than keeping them alive for 30 years.
Taxes can go to important things then
I don't think a criminal should get to make the choice personally. Just cause he wants us to kill him doesn't mean we should give him what he wants
i think they should have the choice, prison or death
since we are on this topic, what about doctor assisted suicide? isn't that roughly the same thing? I personally say if the inmate wants to take his own life, hand them a rope....cut this "humane euthanasia BS"
just so we're clear, life in prison sentences are not made so that a criminal can suffer, it's to remove an irredeemable person from society while still respecting human life. these arguments that say they should be kept alive to suffer more are medieval.
Only if they have the means to pay for it.
An inmate should have no control over his fate since his actions to get into such a position we're probably terrible.
Actually dbrat prisoners have many choices. There's a reason we do this. Besides, why would you not be okay with killing them instead of wasting taxpayer money on the rest of their lives? Seems a bit silly keeping them alive if they want to die anyways.
prisoner = no choice
AGC246 we don't make people suffer because we're better than them. We're not a barbaric society that makes prisoners suffer like that.
NOOOOO! He has to suffer for all the bad things he did! Or she!
An inmate shouldn't be a death row long enough to demand anything.
...can brutally steal the lives of others. With no debilitating mental illness or self defense, premeditated malicious crime should be punishable by taking away ALL of your rights as a human being. Don't let prison staff become monsters too, just don't give those killers what they want.
...lethal injection?? If only their victims had been allowed the choice to die peacefully instead of being kept alive to suffer. Prison life shouldn't be so cushy. I think death row should be Hell for those monsters. Less $ should be spent on "giving them what they deserve as human beings". They...
Excuse me, but if some psycho does something horrible enough to be sentenced to death row, that individual does not DESERVE the right to get his or her way about anything! You want to let some vile murderer escape the potential horrors of life in prison so that they can slip away peacefully by...
if it's about the money, in the long run it would be much cheaper
or you could just use a rope
I think we should just kill anyone who gets at least 50 year sentence. But don't do it nicely. That's costs a ton o money. A redneck with a pistol can be hired for 20 bucks
his or her
nah, it is not really his choice anymore
No way death is the easy way out
So obviously there are problems with our whole system and country but just answering this question no he/she should not be able to.
And yes it costs more most of the time to do the executions "ethically".
A prisoner does not have the right to decide his or hers fate.
There is a book "My Lady Judge" by Cora Harrison that tells about Celtic law. It's a mystery and history in one. Very interesting.
Life in prison is a extreme burden on the people of this country. If convicted they should only get 2 years to appeal and if still going guilty, public executions should be brought back. It would make people think twice about committing violent crimes
Tops, I like your Irish example. Sometimes our current civilization ain't so civilized.
Prisoners should not have a right to demand or choose anything! Did their victim get the right to choose, NO!
The convicts who were sent down under did things like steal a loaf of bread or sell their body's or not like the king. In Ireland before british rule, if a child stole a loaf of bread it was a shame on the coummity that a child went hungry
I'm agains the death penalty. As Tony knows a case is ongoing here in Oregon. He did the crime he will do the time too bad he's unhappy in prison.
Who the hell said no to this???
I'm not sure why someone would want to be executed if they could get out of it? I mean geez if they know they committed acts of unspeakable horror and accept their punishment why not let them atone for their crimes?
Death for prisoner is the easy way out. Let him endure prison. No matter what it Costs. If you want to save money let them potheads out and legalize marijuana to point that you get a misdemeanor ticket. You folks just don't get it.
The felon shouldn't be able to demand anything.
The inmate is sentenced to death for a reason, no other criminal gets to decide their own sentence of time or death, what would the exception be for this one? I think no, because death could not be a punishment for them if they choose it. They have a crime to serve decided by justice
If he is sentenced to life in prison. No. If he is sentenced to death and doesn't want to wait around? Yes.
He's on death row. Obviously sentenced to death. Why stall? Let him go if he wants to.