Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Ironically, it is much easier to adjust and begin to focus on how one wants to live the rest of their life when the sentence is life without parole.
The death penalty does not bring closure.
Instead, it brings year after year after year of appeals, collateral attacks, stays of execution and remand hearings. The emotional roller coaster may last more than 20 years and there is no certainty that the process will end in an execution.
Putting one’s life on hold and investing one’s limited amount of energy into obsessively and compulsively hating another person and praying for their death is self-destructive.
Nothing good can come of it.