Do you support the death penalty? This is a topic my husband and I have discussed numerous times, but neither of us has ever formed a fixed belief on the subject. Both of us have worked in the criminal justice field and have seen prison from both sides. As a nurse I have read and heard so many horrifying stories coming from these inmates. The psychiatric files of many are enough to keep you awake at night. I have been truly horrified at some of the things I have read and heard from these inmates including all of the gory details about what they did to their victims, what they want to do, etc. Some of this stuff is more graphic and frightening than anything most could imagine.
I am honestly torn in both directions concerning this subject. People can change, but can all people change? How would you ever know if a person truly regretted their actions?
I know that this is a controversial subject, but I am very interested in hearing your replies.