If you had to choose...Would you rather have life in prison or would you prefer

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  1. savvydating profile image96
    savvydatingposted 11 months ago

    If you had to choose...Would you rather have life in prison or would you prefer the death penalty?

    Purely hypothetical question, but do you have the will to live in prison for the rest of your life or would you rather end it all by lethal injection?

  2. gregas profile image81
    gregasposted 11 months ago

    That question is really hard to answer if you haven't really done anything. I don't plan on doing anything that would put me in a position to have to even think about that question.

    1. savvydating profile image96
      savvydatingposted 11 months agoin reply to this

      Right. This question is purely hypothetical. If you had to choose, could you live in prison day after day?

    2. gregas profile image81
      gregasposted 11 months agoin reply to this

      Actually, if I knew there was no chance of getting out, I would rather die.

    3. savvydating profile image96
      savvydatingposted 11 months agoin reply to this

      I hear you. Frankly, I don't know if I could handle it. I have serious doubts. Thanks for an honest answer, gregas.

  3. Oscarlites profile image34
    Oscarlitesposted 11 months ago

    I see things in life that are as bad as either.  but to directly answer the question,  If any one of us committed a crime of that nature, then its almost not our choice anymore.. its decided by judge or jury.  throwing this at ya., what if it was going to happen and yet you were truly innocent of the crime?  Would you want to live, hoping the truth was found, or would you be one to give up and want lethal injection?  in either case all rights are taken away from ya so you really are in a mess.. I'd want to make things right with God for sure if it was lethal injection. at least then in his presence you would find favor and be innocent.

    1. savvydating profile image96
      savvydatingposted 11 months agoin reply to this

      This question is difficult to answer, no doubt. Is it really out of our hands? Not entirely.

  4. dianetrotter profile image71
    dianetrotterposted 11 months ago

    Death penalty.  Even if innocent, to be jailed while filing appeal after appeal would be torture.

    1. savvydating profile image96
      savvydatingposted 11 months agoin reply to this

      Diane, I tend to agree. Yet, convicted criminals seem to be relieved to get "life." Perhaps those us who are law abiding citizens simply cannot imagine living in the hell that prison represents to us. Appreciate your answer.

    2. gregas profile image81
      gregasposted 11 months agoin reply to this

      In the back of our minds, that is probably one of the things that keep us from committing crimes.

    3. dianetrotter profile image71
      dianetrotterposted 11 months agoin reply to this

      Greg, I wish the crooks would think about it.  You are welcome Savvy!  I often see where people are found innocent after being in jail 20-40 years.  DNA and the Innocence Project get them released; however, some people still consider them guilty and

    4. savvydating profile image96
      savvydatingposted 11 months agoin reply to this

      If someone isn't guilty, they shouldn't have to pay. Those who want to condemn them have pretty much condemned themselves.

    5. gregas profile image81
      gregasposted 11 months agoin reply to this

      That's just it Diane, they don't care and don't THINK period.

    6. dianetrotter profile image71
      dianetrotterposted 11 months agoin reply to this

      I would hate a painful death like problems finding a vein.  I can't remember name of guy that they went into his groin area.  The needle slipped & fluid didn't get in his veins.  It was painful; however, he deserved it.  He was guilty.

  5. Ken Burgess profile image91
    Ken Burgessposted 11 months ago

    At my age, it wouldn't be much different that going to a retirement home a bit early I'd imagine. 

    Kidding aside, it really wouldn't matter much, I don't believe I would survive too long amongst the general population of a prison if it were hard core.

    Unless it was a soft, cushy prison with tv, one man cells, access to a library, good food, maybe get a law degree while I'm in there so I can properly defend myself on appeal, if that were the case I'm sure I'd find it relaxing if not enjoyable.

    1. savvydating profile image96
      savvydatingposted 11 months agoin reply to this

      Lol. I remember something someone said to Martha Stewart..."You're going to love it here" (Speaking of white collar prison.) and sure enough, she wasn't the worst for wear after spending "time."

    2. dianetrotter profile image71
      dianetrotterposted 11 months agoin reply to this

      In a nursing home, they would bath you.  In prison, you have to worry about dropping the soap.

    3. Ken Burgess profile image91
      Ken Burgessposted 11 months agoin reply to this

      In some prisons that is true Diane, that is why I noted it depends on what type of prison it is I would be sent to.

 
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