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Wins or Losses of Prison Sentences...?

  1. Brandon Martin profile image76
    Brandon Martinposted 4 years ago

    Do you believe that someone who has killed another person, should get the death sentence or serve prison time for life?

    What do you think of the killers who only get a 20-year sentences or-so in prison (with or without parole)?

    Do you think that many prisoners are wrongfully accused even with or without much evidence in the case?

    1. Josak profile image61
      Josakposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      It really depends on the circumstances, there are times I think where a killing is understandable if not condonable, there are several recent examples such as the man who beat his seven year old daughters rapist to death. I understand that and while I understand that people who commit a murder need to be punished so as to not encourage others to do the same I think lenient sentences are appropriate.

      It's really hard to know how any innocent people are sent to prison, I have a friend whose brother was released after 13 years of imprisonment for rape when the DNA evidence was examined and it was proved he was innocent.

      In the end I think our prison system should be geared towards reforming rather than punishing.

      1. 34th Bomb Group profile image61
        34th Bomb Groupposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        In my experience, most inmates don't want to be reformed or are simply incapable of it. We have many programs at the local level which often improve the inmate, i.e. GED courses, but once they hit the State system their chances of getting out and leading law abiding lives slips to near nil.
        Unfortunately, again in my opinion, inmates in this nation are not punished for their deeds. We'd be denying them their "Civil Rights," which begs the question: What about the guy they shot down?
        I'm all for punishment - deterrence does work. A murderer? Bye bye... (I'm not thinking of the man who killed his daughter's rapist here - he'll impose his own punishment on himself as from what I've read he's basically a good guy who happened upon any parents' worst nightmare.)
        I, despite what you may think at this point, am against the death penalty. Let them linger in solitary knowing they will never be free. That's worse than death.

        1. Josak profile image61
          Josakposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          The Us has a punishment geared prison system and 60% of the people we release end up back in the system, in countries like Norway they have rehabilitation geared system and only 20% are ever arrested again, Imagine all the crime that spares the country (their crime rate is also a fraction of ours).

          1. Brandon Martin profile image76
            Brandon Martinposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            Wow. ...these are things we need to worry about... get it done and over with, and then face a couple more issues. The USA worries about too much all at once, not organizing because too many people have too many opinions in the gov.... our presidents stink!.... but ya, thanks for that info. nice to know.

  2. Brandon Martin profile image76
    Brandon Martinposted 4 years ago

    Now that I look at my own questions, it reminded me of someone many, many years ago. He used to serve his time and such but luckily never had to serve years.

    The man who killed the other man for raping his daughter was something he most likely regrets since he can't be with his daughter after that event. I don't know the details.

    Some men who are sent to prison based on serial killing or killing many people out of pleasure will most likely not be able to reform back to society. They claim that they regret what they were doing (some of them), but do you you really think that someone who is consciously taking others' lives would really feel this sympathy straight away?... I think it would take a while before they hit 'rock bottom' while serving time. There are, however, people that protect killers and will take the blame for everything or even be persecuted when they did nothing; because they were around the criminal, knew what happened, or what somehow related, they may be falsely persecuted, leaving the real criminal to strike in a darker silence.

    When you say that there should not be a death sentence, and a killer will not regret what they had done, you don't think that this would: 1) Reduce the amount of inmates... 2) Reduce crime rates (establish stronger order)... 3) Not give a murderer a chance to be released and kill again and serve time again, starting a repetitious cycle until the law serves a nice solid sentence...?  This would be a dangerous plan for the ones who are falsely accused, and then once the actual criminals notice how to work that form of system and get away with it, they may rebel and riot more often too.

    I'm not saying that the death system should be used all the time, I'm wondering your opinions on how often you think the death sentence system should probably be used.

    I have so much more to say on this topic...! Thank you "Josak" and "34th Bomb Group" for your opinions so far! Great to hear. Keep up the great work!