Originally Posted by Brian
...I'm a proponent of the death penalty for those who commit violent crimes. Recidivism rates would plummet to 0% if we hanged all violent felons.
Opponents of the death penalty tend to call this "uncivilized" but I argue that not doing it condemns other innocent people to be hurt or killed. And THAT is truly uncivilized.
I agree. I do not think that prison "solves" the INDIVIDUAL's problems. I do think that it keeps them from committing again AS LONG AS THEY ARE IN PRISON. (So expensive though..)
But in all reality, you are correct in that the repeat offense rate of executed criminals is zero. I am for it. It makes me sick to see so many times there is another victim of someone who committed the same crime before. It's awful.
It just seems that someone should be responsible for letting these animals out on the streets again.