Should prisoners get a second chance

January 17, 2019, 5:32 pm

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The debate "Should prisoners get a second chance" was started by Soph25161818 on January 17, 2019, 5:32 pm. 32 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 29 people are on the disagree side. That might be enough to see the common perception. It looks like most of the people in this community are on the agreeing side of this statement.

DrMrDaniel posted 1 argument to the disagreers part.

Soph25161818, Ural, handkerchief, Argument_fightme, ErnestoChiTun, Nemiroff, Kronicle, Dmoderate32, millennialmale, nativeRepublican, finthechat and 21 visitors agree.
dazzasanta420, DrMrDaniel, lucky, seefus and 25 visitors disagree.

That seems to be a very narrow view of the issue. Most people commit crimes regularly, (speeding, jaywalking etc). In many cases it doesn't take all that much for something to escalate to the point of criminality.

As an example. You go to a bar with your friends and a guy insults you. it leads to a fight. you throw one punch and he hits his head on the bar and dies. You only threw one punch at a jerk, but you are now a murderer. Should you be locked up for the rest of your life? what good does that do anyone?

4 weeks ago

Society already gave those prisoners a chance and they decided to violate it. Why let, for example, a murder have a second chance so he can murder again.

4 weeks ago
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