I find much of the commentary above to be enlightening. However, if we do not allow private prisons, which can raise the funds to support their inmates in any way they see fit, then don’t we run directly into the crux of the problem?
The crux of the problem is this: Many people are against the death penalty, and so they are very critical of this policy. However, they do not bear any responsibility for their criticism.
It is easy to criticize without being responsible, is it not?
Someone says: I don’t agree with the death penalty, so that type of punishment should be removed from the statutes.
But the government replies: “Fine, but who pays for building new prisons, and who pays for supporting the people incarcerated there?”
These critics reply: “Well, of course, that is your problem!!!”
Isn’t this extremely hypocritical, and at least a little unfair???
If someone wants to criticize, should they not be responsible for IMPLEMENTING A BETTER SOLUTION?