If you were convicted of crime, knew you were guilty and was sentenced to either life in prison or given the death penalty, which would you take?

Posted by: Varrack

This is assuming that the crime is serious and you were given the death penalty instantly rather than waiting for 20 years.

  • Life in prison

  • Death penalty

83% 10 votes
17% 2 votes
  • For me, Death seems like the worst thing ever. However, some might prefer death.

  • Death penalty would bring me to oblivion and i would like to live my life still pondering, at least for a little while even if i was trapped forever

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IsaacBigEars says2015-05-23T20:49:56.4017954-05:00
You only have to wait 20 years... Not till death.
Varrack says2015-05-23T20:53:30.2574803-05:00
People on death row typically have to wait long periods of time.
tajshar2k says2015-05-23T20:54:40.8899464-05:00
There is a chance prison might be nice for you. I saw this video on GitMo were these guys were playing video games.
Diqiucun_Cunmin says2015-05-23T21:17:55.8309132-05:00
I oppose the death penalty, so I can't be a hypocrite about it...
tajshar2k says2015-05-23T21:19:17.3586036-05:00
Death Penalty is less expensive long term, which is why I support it. If you sentence a 17 year old to jail, its more tax money spent on him.
Diqiucun_Cunmin says2015-05-24T01:44:43.6386664-05:00
My reasons for opposing the death penalty are moral, not economical...
Tokoshui says2015-05-29T18:45:20.6512307-05:00
It depends on my crime. If I theoretically assaulted someone, robbed a bank, stole from the government I would be rather spend life in prison and who knows I might get parole, but, theoretically, if I killed a man, raped, did something to a child such as rape, molest, beat, kill, kidnap etc.., I would choose death. Here's why I would chose death, depending on my crime that would have me serve the death penalty, I would die a painful horrible death at the hands of my fellow prisoners or in the very least tortured, harassed and probably raped, especially given the type of person I am I would probably not regret it if I am being honest which I am. But that's me personally and what I have figured out and observed on my own. If we were to generalize this topic and include the population there would be many varying factors such as mental illness, being provoked all that fun stuff. But that's just my opinion.

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