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Old 05-14-2013, 09:39 AM
 
Location: Jewel Lake (Sagle) Idaho
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The suspect in the Cleveland kidnappings put on suicide watch!

Guantanamo Bay: Inmates go on a hunger strike and they keep them alive with tube feedings!

A number of our Super Max prisons are designed to be suicide proof!

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Sure, we should outfit each cell with a noose. No one of course is forced to use it, but lets not infringe on their rights to do so, and thereby save the taxpayers a whole bunch of money.
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Old 05-14-2013, 10:01 AM
 
Location: Annandale, VA
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The suspect in the Cleveland kidnappings put on suicide watch!

Guantanamo Bay: Inmates go on a hunger strike and they keep them alive with tube feedings!

A number of our Super Max prisons are designed to be suicide proof!

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I prefer that anyone given life in prison or the death penalty just be taken to the roof of the courthouse and pushed off and save the taxpayers the cost of incarcerating them.
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Old 05-14-2013, 10:19 AM
 
Location: In a cave
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The problem is that if you don't have safeguards in place.....you are creating an environment where you can kill inmates and have it easily pass as suicide or just torment the inmate into doing so.

I think that past abuses in prison systems have lead to these types of protections being in place.

Why doesn't that logic hold true for the people outside of the prison system? It happens from time-to-time as a framing method (usually failed attempt) but its essentially negligible in the scheme of deaths.

The spirit of the OP I think is to allow them access to a doctor or professional who would administer a lethal serum, but throwing them a rope at 8pm and turning the lights out.

All the same motivations exist outside of the prison system, it is just not as easy to fake as you would think.
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Old 05-14-2013, 10:22 AM
 
Location: NW Arkansas
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To answer your question in the title, I strongly believe they should be allowed to commit suicide. I think it is cruel and unusable punishment to not allow it.
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Old 05-14-2013, 10:34 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Sure. Let them commit suicide. If an inmate wants to die, give them the option and let it be. Write a simple law that would prevent the government, prisons, guards, etc. being sued and call it a day.
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Old 05-14-2013, 02:09 PM
 
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This wouldn't be profitable for the system, which makes a great deal of money. It is no coincidence that about 50% in FP are drug related.
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Old 05-14-2013, 08:48 PM
 
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Go ahead, let them take their own lives. It will save taxpayers a lot of money if they would.
And God help them if they were innocent...right?
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Old 05-14-2013, 08:53 PM
 
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Suicide is against the law.
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Old 05-14-2013, 08:55 PM
 
Location: Suffolk, Va
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no. most people in jail are in for drug related non violent charges. they should receive mental health treatment like other human beings if they are feeling suicidal.
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Old 05-14-2013, 09:02 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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As long as they don't expect assisted suicides...
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