Should prisoners on death row get a last meal of their choice?

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  1. Anishpat profile image81
    Anishpatposted 7 years ago

    Should prisoners on death row get a last meal of their choice?

    The state of Texas has decided to put and end to the practice of offering death row inmates a choice of their last meal before their death. Do you agree with this?

  2. lburmaster profile image82
    lburmasterposted 7 years ago

    I think they should. Even though I live in Texas, they deserve something nice. At a time in their life, they were human, friendly, and innocent. Though that has not changed, we should at least show some forgiveness since we are sending them to hell.
    However, I think most of the prisoners in the mental prisons should have the death penalty instead of left alone in Humble. There is one who throws his feces at the guards everytime they enter his cell. Some prisoners just aren't worth keeping.

  3. arksys profile image91
    arksysposted 7 years ago

    It's only a meal ... I think if they behaved well during their time they should be allowed. like have a rewards scheme or something.

    the tax payers have to pay for their meals anyways so I don't think an extra $10 shared by billions would hurt. they should be more worried about half their taxes going into fueling the multiple wars, which is weakening the american economy, not creating extra jobs and more money going to support the unemployed who may end up in the cell for one reason or another.

  4. Jared Zane Kessie profile image90
    Jared Zane Kessieposted 7 years ago

    I don't think it should be completely ended. What should happen is that there are limits set.

    The only reason this is now an issue was due to Lawrence Russell Brewer's huge meal request....

    "For his final meal, Brewer asked for two chicken fried steaks, a triple-meat bacon cheeseburger, fried okra, a pound of barbecue, three fajitas, a meat lover’s pizza, a pint of ice cream and a slab of peanut butter fudge with crushed peanuts. Prison officials said Brewer didn’t eat any of it." - Washington Post

    Give death row inmates a last request within reason. Maybe have a menu with items, or grant only a few food selections. I think it is important that justice is served, but to keep ourselves from becoming total animals, allow a little mercy. Just not as much as Brewer got!

  5. onegoodwoman profile image73
    onegoodwomanposted 7 years ago

    I have no problem with an inmate having the 'last' meal of their choice.

    Texas, is attempting to rule out waste and excess.   I also, have no problem with that.

    Courtesy and kindness is not a "right", nor should it be on 'demand'. 

    Most people do not know when their " last meal " will be served.............they have no choice.

    I am for justice for the victims of crime and abuse.

  6. bethperry profile image92
    bethperryposted 7 years ago

    I think those on death row deserve a choice of last meal as long as it isn't so far fetched and expensive as to hurt the taxpayers.


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