Should murderers sit in prison for years?
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I've never thought that prison was a good way to reform people and I've wished that we had something better to do with those convicted of crimes. But removing them from the populace and preventing them from doing a harm they have demonstrated they have the ability to do is a good idea. Of course, what do we do about the wrongly convicted?
Great response my friend!
no one is going to rehabilitate Charles Manson is he even still alive and no to your question unless DNA can years later prove otherwise
I agree no one is going to rehabilitate Charles Manson if he is still alive. Besides even if they do should he continue to sit in prison or be let out?
Murderers in prison. This includes women who killed abusive husbands. It includes children so messed up they open fired on their school. Sometimes this includes guilt by association but was not the one who pulled the trigger. It includes those who took the law into their own hands. As any decision that would be permanent, all sides must be considered. And if there is any doubt . . . Darly Routier for one . . . then incarceration will have to do.
When there is no doubt, brutal and unforgivable, the death penalty should reign and it should not take years to carry it out. It's hard to justify the expense and labor it takes for a lifetime of incarceration when the resources could house and feed a family of four for the rest of their lives. There are those who should never be free.
And yet, when a pharmaceutical company, a tobacco company, a failed financial house or armed military conflict contribute to multiple senseless deaths, it's considered a part of life. Aren't people strange?
Octavia, you have brought up many good points to review as overall. My thoughts are should they (anyone who is in prison for murder), regardless of why they committed murder, which includes women who believe they should kill the abusive husband, instead of removing themselves at the first sign of abuse, or just someone who believe they should murder someone because as they often say "the devil made them dot it", (those who have been tried and convicted of murder), should they just sit in prison until they die and eat up tax dollars, which should be put to better use? I believe at least 95% of the popullation will say absolutely NO!
And yes, the pharmaceutical companies, tobacco companies, companies who make and sell alcohol, which cause the highest death rate by suicide, drunk driving, rage to commit murder, etc., those who "legally" sell "lethal drugs" that kill people, is still yet another matter for consideration. This world is a mess is'nt it? Yet, foolish people keep on purchasing the drugs, tobacco, alcohol, etc., I am convinced the love of money is truly the root of all evil, for it is the love of money that makes people do "legally evil things". Another thought to consider is that some of the "legal mind altering drugs" has caused many people to commit murder.
Thank you for considering this question and for taking the time to carefully respond. I truly appreciate your inout.
Octavia, I meant to say I truly appreciate your "input". Please excuse the typo.
Total Answers: 4, Total Page Views: 744.Seems as if it should depend on the circumstances. Why did this person commit the act of murder and how heinous was the crime?
All too often people are murdered during a confrontation and the murderer either had an excessive amount of alcohol and/or drugs in their system. Would they have committed this same act without the drugs and alcohol in their system? Should they have to spend the rest of their lives in a prison cell due to committing a crime while under the influence?
Obviously when someone takes someone else's life there has to be punishment involved, but putting a person inside a jail cell for the rest of their lives serves little or no purpose. In a case where alcohol and/or drugs were involved, I believe the person should be sent for mandated rehabilitation. Once the treatment is completed then perhaps they should go to jail for a period of time, but certainly not for the rest of the their lives.
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