The Capital Punishment Debate
Date Written: 1984-11-01
Publisher: Seven News / Ulli Diemer, Toronto, Canada
Year Published: 1984
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX5284
The death penalty make us all complicit in killing, and degrades us as a society.
"Those who wind up in prison for a period of time are given plenty of encouragement in their choice of a criminal path by prison conditions which are designed to humiliate and frustrate rather than rehabilitate. Even so, there are those who demand that prisons be even harsher than they presently are. Their conviction is that penitentiaries aren't bleak enough, aren't brutal enough, don't do enough to degrade inmates. They prescribe jails that would be even more efficient in producing hardened and bitter criminals."
- Ulli Diemer