In 2010 the Conservative government introduced a crime bill which would kill the so-called faint hope clause that allows some people serving life sentences to apply for parole after 15 years (instead of the usual 25 common for first-degree murder and other life sentence convictions). Opponents of the crime bill argue that extended prison sentences are cruel and will cost the government tens of millions of dollars per year.Proponents argue that 15 years is too short of a prison term for people serving life sentences.
There are too many instances where poor, uneducated, lose when having a bad lawyer appointed to them. Also bad 'expert' witness testimony, poor police investigation, many mitigating circumstances have proven lately [cops lying in court]. Life is precious, to take one is a tragedy, to take two and be wrong has led to a shrug of the shoulders from authority. Let the majority decide.
perhaps, but ending jails is a must. it is inhumane. these people need mental health help, not physical and mental torture. even if they are insane and need to be strapped down 24/7, jail conditions are medieval and horrible.
No. I think the entire parole system needs to be looked at. Sentences are too lenient and criminals are released too soon. Parole should be considered only for exceptionally well adjusted and productive inmates not people given life sentences. Life sentences should be for life, you die in prison.
Absolutely not, the person has committed the worst thing one can do which is take another person's life. For first and second degree murder, their sentence should life without parole. For third degree murder, which is manslaughter, they should be sentenced to 15 years with a chance of parole and provided a strict psychological evaluation that shows they're no longer a threat to society and will in fact not commit the worst crime one can commit, murder/manslaughter, ever again.
The death penalty is the harshest of punishments, therefore it should only be implemented if prisoners of first degree murder show no remorse, guilt or regret. If they do, they should be not let out until after 25 years.
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