Should life mean life in jail ?

What crimes do you think deserve a life sentence?

29 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
    Favourite answer

    child molestation deserves life

    murder deserves life

    rape deserves life

    but life doesnt mean life does it.. someone just had 25 life sentences for something and has to serve 19 years... thats not life... personally i think if u destroy someones life by intentionally killing them or raping them or molesting an inocent child u deserve to be killed... put in front of a firing squad and shot dead

  • Carol
    Lv 4
    5 years ago

    Actually it depeds on the sentencing. From what I can understand when the DA puts in a 25 to life sentence, it means that the CONVICTED felon can expect a sentencing of anything between 25 years and life in prison. Basically 25 to life is usually what they say before the defendant is convicted. After he or she is convicted, the jury can 'advise' the judge as to what the sentence should be. The judge then takes the jury and the DA's sentences into advisement before the judge makes a ruling to how long the convicted person/s should stay in jail. So if the DA requests 25 to life it means that, s/he wants the convicted felon to be in jail for atleast 25 years and at most life in jail. The judge can go ahead and pick some random number like 44 and it will still be ok, but the judge can also pick a lower number if s/he feels that 25 is too much. It's all up to the preception of the judge, the jury, the DA and the defense. Usually convicted felons don't normally serve out their whole term. Usually only about a 1/3 or a 1/4 of their term is served in jail and the rest is what we call parole where they have to go and check in with a shrink and the police every so often. But life in jail usually means that they serve life unless parole is granted where then the convicted felon would serve out the rest of his or her sentence outside jail. But life without parole is usually when the felon cannot appeal for parole but can appeal the decisions. This is my interpretation of the life sentence. I may be right or wrong it really depends on so many factors, good behavior and the such. The death sentence is different because you get sent to prision and then death row, this process is so slow you can rot in prision/death row forever and never actually be killed. Usually inmates on death row die from the atrocious living conditions.

  • 1 decade ago

    l think that they should bring back the death sentence for murderers, if you take a life then you deserve to lose yours.

    Paedophiles should be locked up for life, as they say a leopard never changes its spots, they will always re offend and also pose a threat.

    Rapists should either be chemically castrated or locked up for life, or they should be put in a room with the relatives and let them deal out appropriate punishment, l think a couple of bricks would do the job, if you get my meaning...LOL

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Kidnapping, rape (1st time, your gone for life), abuse of a child of any kind......armed robbery (1st time bye bye)....abuse of a spouse of any kind..........

    Murders, well they should have to suffer the same death they imposed on the person they killed......1st time offense, I am sorry, your gonna die as well....the death penalty should be in every state and no pardons or changed to a life sentence, impose it and carry it out within 30 days,, no sitting on death row for 10-30 yrs....then get it changed toa life sentence.......

    Life sentence should also imposed on animal abusers...

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  • Jade
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    Yes, bring it over here I'm all for it.

    Rapists, Murderers, Pedophiles, Child Abusers and other people of similar crimes should have punishments like that, although I feel that prison isn't enough for them.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Murder. I think if a person takes another person life, they should loose their life too. The best way for that, would be life in prison.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    In Thailand they give out sentences like 400yrs. That's what they should do here. Murderers, paedophiles, perverts, rapists....they should all be locked up forever. The last 3 should also be castrated.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    any crimes like pedophiles rapists and murderers should get life with no option for parole

  • 1 decade ago


    Sex crimes eg rape

    sex crimes against children....and five mins alone in a room with i could inflict my own personal punishment

  • 1 decade ago

    Yeah, it should.

    Murder, you murdered someone and they lost their life. So you shouldn't have a life.

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