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Old 09-04-2013, 08:32 PM   #24
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Originally Posted by 2bikemike View Post
Personally I think a Life Sentences in Prison should be about 1 year long.

You get 1 appeal and then your fried.
That would be a gross miscariage of justice for the innocents who have been wrongfully convicted. Those individuals should be given every oppurtunity to prove their innocence regardless of time and expense. I am sure you would feel the same way if you were convicted of a crime that you were innocent of.

-There have been 311 post-conviction DNA exonerations in United States history.

-Eighteen people had been sentenced to death before DNA proved their innocence and led to their release.

-The average sentence served by DNA exonerees has been 13.6 years.

Originally Posted by 2bikemike View Post
Think of all the money that could be saved housing and caring for prisoners.
The government can always print more money. The dollar is a fiat currency afterall. They cant, however, bring back an innocent person from the dead that they have killed. There may have been some innocent people wronfully executed.

The burden of proof in a criminal case is high, "beyond the shadow of doubt"...for the very reason not to wrongfully convict innocent people. Those people should be given every oppurtunity to remove doubts (even post conviction) regarding their guilt or innocence. That would truly be justice.
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