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How far should the correctional system go to accommodate the diets of convicted murderers?


Steven J. Hayes is on Connecticut's death row for his part in the 2007 triple murder/rape/arson crime that took the lives of Jennifer Hawke-Petit and her two young daughters. Hayes is now suing Connecticut's Dept. of Corrections on the grounds his 8th Amendment rights are being denied because he isn't being served a kosher diet. According to Hayes and his lawyer, the situation has forced him to endure "starvation". How valid do you think Hayes's claims are, and how far should the correctional system go to accommodate the dietary choices of convicted murderers?

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Best Answer sheilamyers says

2 years ago
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    bethperry 2 years ago

    Well said and sensible, Sheila.

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The Examiner-1 says

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    bethperry 2 years ago

    That isn't a bad proposal, Kevin. Does Steven J. Hayes deserve death? Let's see: he raped Jennifer Hawke-Petit after his partner raped her 11-year old daughter. The two of them murdered mother & both her daughters before setting their home ablaze


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Paula (fpherj48) says

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    bethperry 2 years ago

    fpherj48, YES ma'am, I DO! And I hear you, too. My hubby worked for years as a correctional officer, and good lordy, the tales of the sense of privilege some hardened prisoners assumed was enough to curl your hair!

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