From a very intriguing photo series about prisoners' last meals
So I watched this programme called Inside Death Row with Trevor McDonald, and it shocked me. It was about the death penalty in Indiana. There were twelve guys, all murderers who have committed disgusting crimes, waiting to be put to death.
The weirdest thing was that I found that I kinda liked the guys, and the way that some of them kept cats, but I had to remind myself that they were murderers. Although I don't see why, just because they are murderers doesn't make them any less human, and I don't think it means they deserve to be euthanized.
I've never agreed with the death penalty, and this programme reinforced my beliefs. How is killing a murderer a way to show that murder is bad. THAT'S NOT TEACHING A LESSON, I believe that's called being a hypocrite. And surely the knowledge that you will never live outside of those prison walls is punishment enough.
So that's my thought of the day. What do you think?