Re: “Bill to end death penalty advances in Senate,” (TNT, 2/15).
It took ten years and $15 million in Florida to execute Ted Bundy. Not very cost effective for the taxpayers.
If we eliminate the possibility of the death penalty by law, then we need to be more aggressive with how we deal with the sentence of “life in prison without parole.”
The individual is supposed to die in prison. His/her life is not supposed to be extended with organ transplants, cancer treatments, life-saving measures to preserve life.
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The only health-related measures this prisoner should receive are prescriptions to ease pain so he/she dies a peaceful/painless/comfortable death.
No antibiotics, no vaccines, nothing medically to cure him/her of anything that may be contracted while incarcerated. Let nature take its course to let this individual die.
Any prisoner with the sentence of life without parole should have a do-not-resuscitate order mandated by law. After all, isn’t this individual in prison to die?