Life Means Life

Today it has been ruled that in “heinous” cases life will mean life. 

I personally agree that this is the right decision. The argument put forward by the European Court Of Human Rights, was that to imprison someone for life was against human rights; but what about the rights of the people who were murdered? I do not believe that the inmates should have ever gained the chance to be able to declare it was against their “human rights”.

Life in prison is no longer the hard time of what it once was and the inmates are well looked after. This respects their human rights, as they are not left to just rot in prison with nothing. 

When I worked in a local shop I had a customer in once describing how he was going away for a couple of years; but he saw it as a holiday. He had free rent for a year, free food, free gym membership, free learning (if he wanted), xbox, tv and time out in the yard. He said all he lacked was his freedom, but after a couple of years he’d have that back and it wasn’t like he was going somewhere terrible.

Something needs to be done about this. 

Even when life means life, there is still the luxuries in prison that don’t make prison the same punishment it once once. This is why we get so many repeat offenders. 

Anyone else have any thoughts on the ruling? or life in a modern prison?


2 thoughts on “Life Means Life

  1. Really, I would say freedom is everything and they could give all the amenities in the world to a prisoner and it still would not make it easier losing your freedom.

    Talk to someone on the inside and they will truly relate rather than some chump that is doing his first bid and rationalizing.

    Clifford Mitchem
    Advocare Distributor
    Nutrition + Fitness = Health

  2. In my experience this is not an accurate depiction of prison life. If you were to visit this man you could literally see the affects of incarceration on his face. He will never be the same and unfortunately become much worse. Spend some time in prison and you will likely have a very different view. People do not belong in cages.

    What is the point of corrections; if not to correct? How do you correct bad behaviour? Not through worse behaviour. Killing someone for killing does not make sense and creates more victims and trauma. What of the prisoners loved ones; their children, parents and siblings? Do they also deserve to suffer? Are they not innocent? There is a big difference between theory and practice. It is easy to have black and white views and to be angry. It is hard to forgive, show compassion and inspire people to change. In practice life and such issues are very complex and not simple to solve. Conversations are a great place to start.

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