Would you rather have one innocent person mistakenly executed or two innocent people mistakenly kept in prison till their death?Posted by: Mathgeekjoe
By "mistakenly" I mean that the justice system mistakenly thought there wasn't a reasonable doubt of them being innocent.
1 innocent person executed.
2 innocent people kept in prison till death.
Well one person would be less than two right :/
id rather have 1 person die instantly that 2 people suffer a long time then die.
Provided the question assumes that the life in prison is... Life in prison, not just convicted with the chance of the error being found.
1 is ultimately better than 2.
Life without liberty is ****
They can still be proven innocent...
I agree with retrogamer. There is still time to prove them innocent. Actually, there have been many imprisoned people who were proven innocent by the innocence project.
Life in prison does not equate to being put to death. They are not the same level of punishment, though our legal system treats them as such.