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Should individuals sentenced to life in prison be allowed to choose death instead?
Allowing prisoners to choose death reduces public pressure to improve the prison system.
Current prison standards are in desperate need of
. If the number of prisoners is no longer crucially high level, the problems alleviated by prison reforms may drop off the public radar.
Allowing suicidal inmates the option to die would reduce pressure on prison services for much needed
reform in mental health
Allowing long term inmates the choice of a death sentence could help alleviate the pressure of overcrowding in prisons.