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Apr 29, 2016
Male user GeoCitizen 1 post

Topic: Juvenile Jam / What about juveniles getting life without parole?

With the exception of the very rare genetically born psychopath, I think 99.99% of children are born whole and not “born broken”. With that said, I think they are fragile and easily broken by poverty, ignorance and absentee (either physically, emotionally or both) parents. It’s a society problem, not a genome problem. I oppose the death penalty and life in prison for that matter. The only difference between them is the timeline! In both cases the inmate dies in prison, away from their family. A death penalty sentence is meted out in 20-25 after exhausting all appeals. Life in prison for a juvenile can stretch our 60, 70 or more years. Many on death row have been exonerated by new evidence. Those doing life don’t have the same right of appeal. Which is more just or more humane is debatable. We are only one of a handful of countries that have a life sentence and we have one of the highest per capita crime rates, so we really need to look at what works and what doesn’t.




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