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Should individuals sentenced to life in prison be allowed to choose death instead?
The prison system would benefit from allowing inmates to choose death.
Allowing long term inmates the choice of a death sentence could help alleviate the pressure of overcrowding in prisons.
The cost of carrying out an inmate execution often would
exceed the cost
of their life imprisonment.
Any benefits of such a choice are contingent on inmates choosing to die. If they don't, none of the benefits can materialise.
Allowing prisoners to choose death reduces public pressure to improve the prison system.