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If you were convicted of a crime, would you rather...

48% Go to jail for life

52% Have the death penalty

If you were convicted of a crime, would you rather...

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Go to jail for life
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Have the death penalty

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A jail break is impossible and the death penalty would be by lethal injection.

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  • 188

    frank

    10 years ago

    Free food, room, and all I have to do is stay there and use the bathroom where everyone can see? Hell yeah.

    • 227

      Six1Cynic

      9 years ago

      Don't forget the fun shower rape moments and becoming someone's "wife" just for protection.

    • 78

      Kendall Walls

      9 years ago

      I'm a big guy I can handle myself... try to rape me you'll have another thing coming

    • 35

      Kim

      9 years ago

      i have issues with creepy people seeing my lower parts, especially if i was, you know, excreting. They feed you whatever you want before they kill you lol, not bad.

    • 4

      Travis

      9 years ago

      If you'r on death row then why would you even care about beating the crap out of somebody if they did anything to you, like stare at you while to took a dump.

    • 21

      lewis

      9 years ago

      LIFE IS ONLY 25 YEARS HAHHA IDIOTS

    • 46

      RiverSong

      9 years ago

      Well, if I can recall, there is a prison in Norway I think that is luxurious with television and comfy beds.

    • 13

      LeRageWaffle

      9 years ago

      @RiverSong Then it isn't a prison if they aren't being punished.

    • 20

      Katelyn Stimpson

      9 years ago

      A life sentence is only 25 years...it didn't say anything about there not being parole lol.

    • 8

      Adam

      9 years ago

      it doesnt say the life sentence it just says for life

    • 5

      Seth T

      9 years ago

      @Kendall Walls You ever hear of gang rape? Good luck fending off 3 or 4.

    • 4

      SomeGuy

      9 years ago

      Staph infections, poor medical treatment (if at all), dingy shit covered everything. It's no picnic. It's not death, so there's that, but life in prison is nothing to trivialize.

    • 1

      Justin Cole

      9 years ago

      @Kendall Yes, if they try to rape you they'll have another thing coming.

    • 2

      Zalem

      9 years ago

      @Six1Cynic That is just a stereotype in western prison media. Besides, do you know what the fuck a soap dispenser is? Here I thought we were in the 21th century.

    • 4

      Cheska Lesaca

      9 years ago

      I get to meet Red and escape like what happened in Shaw Shank Redemption

    • 5

      paarthurnax

      9 years ago

      get HIV positive tattooed on your ass

    • 4

      AwesomeJah

      9 years ago

      You won't have to suffer

    • 0

      Demolition Man

      9 years ago

      @paarthurnax Most ass-pounders in jail are already HIV positive, so it really wouldn't matter to them.

    • 3

      Mr.Mmiv

      9 years ago

      Personally i rather get raped my whole life than have a death penalty :P

    • 5

      Franklin Chen

      9 years ago

      In jail I'll train my ass to clench down on things real hard...

    • 3

      Kuusou

      9 years ago

      Prison is not as hospitable as most of you seem to think it is.

    • 4

      Crazy_Stan

      9 years ago

      the jails are like overprocted health centers so id rather take life besides we dont have death sentenc here so

    • 3

      98DragonMaster

      9 years ago

      don't forget to not drop the soap

    • 0

      magcargo101

      8 years ago

      The amount of time spent in death row before dying is shorter than 25 years.

    • 5

      kamichan

      8 years ago

      I'm from Norway, so this is probably better than living normally for me...

    • 0

      MR.POTATO

      8 years ago

      sorry,but iam afraid thata maniac will chop my balls off if i use the toilet

    • 4

      Cody Dudash

      8 years ago

      Better one jab in the arm than a couple thousand in the butt.

    • 0

      NoahSmeeth

      8 years ago

      No freedom?

    • 1

      Gray

      8 years ago

      @Cheska Lesaca The information said that a jailbreak is impossible.

    • 3

      Utah G

      7 years ago

      maybe my family will sign an appeal and ill get released

    • 3

      Leafy Bfdi

      7 years ago

      You swayed my vote.

    • 3

      ayeboiii

      6 years ago

      and sit in a room with little food, little privacy and slowly grow insane? yeah, i'm going with the needle in my shoulder and a quick and painless death then the want to kill myself in jail for the rest of my life

    • 3

      Samantha

      6 years ago

      Just don't drop the soap :P

    • 1

      narly

      6 years ago

      GET RAPED IN THE ASS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • 4

      Deadforgood

      6 years ago

      What about those really nice prisons?

    • 4

      HotSarmals

      6 years ago

      You can also tatoo the prison plan on your body and escape.

    • 0

      GoDz_One_Man_Army

      6 years ago

      Uh that's not how it works...

    • 1

      IppeZ

      6 years ago

      you would not have anything to do

    • 5

      doobiedoobiedoo

      6 years ago

      yeah, and besides, the death penalty is non-existent as of this current century

    • 0

      Amelietheduck

      6 years ago

      it's not a walk in the park, you have to make your bed tight enough so a dime could bounce off it. the food is about as good as a big mac that got raped by a rat in the subway, and probably the worst of all NO WIFI

    • 0

      Luffy

      6 years ago

      A life sentence is 70 years...

    • 4

      Bluefoxx250

      6 years ago

      LOL FREE FOOD 4 LIFE YO

    • 0

      Derp

      5 years ago

      Think at Outlast...

    • 3

      Kaliyah

      5 years ago

      Or you could just have your rich friend bail you out

    • 4

      The Donut Pirate

      5 years ago

      But no have you SEEN the awesome prison in Norway? They have EVERYTHING.

    • 3

      KittiCat

      5 years ago

      Some prisons have nice houses and some have therapy pets. I'll be fine.

    • 0

      ben

      5 years ago

      kendall, is that other thing your dick or what?

    • 0

      Makenna

      5 years ago

      yeah but I wanna die

    • 1

      lol

      5 years ago

      @Riversong i have spent 2 years in that prison... its on an Island and its pretty chill. @LeRagewaffle even though its comfortable to live there, you are still restricted to "Bed times" cant see your friends, family or gf whenever you want to. you are stuck on this island... and that is plenty punishment....

    • 5

      Christian

      5 years ago

      School's basically prison, except without the learning part. Totally.

    • 3

      iblvicnfly

      5 years ago

      You live longer and your right Christian, school is prison

    • 2

      Simon

      5 years ago

      Agreed

    • 0

      Ellie

      5 years ago

      nah..

    • 1

      GriffinDoge420826

      5 years ago

      @Kim SAMEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

    • 3

      iwannapop

      5 years ago

      If only there was wifi too

    • 0

      sonic

      4 years ago

      the death is real hahahaha

    • 2

      PepperySeeker

      4 years ago

      @six1cynic that's only if you're good looking, a fugly looking guy would probably not get fondled too bad

    • 0

      Taylor

      4 years ago

      actually, life is 30 years

    • 2

      Matraph

      4 years ago

      Living is (almost) always better than dying. I'm too young to die.

    • 1

      Casdawe

      4 years ago

      @PepperySeeker man it sucks to be attractive than..

    • 0

      ezylemon

      4 years ago

      With the death penalty they give you a last meal which can be pretty much whatever you want.

    • 0

      The Truth

      3 years ago

      Escape from Jail or prison

    • 0

      Logan

      3 years ago

      This makes no difference

    • 0

      Oliver

      2 years ago

      totally correct u know

    • 0

      YGP

      2 years ago

      fuck off

  • 57

    Stolkmen

    10 years ago

    Now the thing is, I could be innocent (most likely since I never did anything bad in my life) so I would want an appeal. Getting killed would kind of end those hopes...

    • 87

      Demon1981

      10 years ago

      Its people like you that don't understand the concept what it says goes so there is no hope of being released

    • 23

      chrisfinley

      9 years ago

      @demon, when you are serving a life sentence, you are eligible for parole in 15 years.

    • 32

      Jon

      9 years ago

      @Chris: It says in the description "a jail break is impossible."

    • 32

      MichaelS

      9 years ago

      No where does it say that there is no chance of being released. You just won't be able to break out of prison.

    • 22

      Void

      9 years ago

      @MichaelS It says Go to jail for LIFE not serve a life sentence with hopes of being released.

    • 5

      Weeaboss

      9 years ago

      You realize you still get an appeal, even when you get the death penalty, right?

    • 3

      Katelyn Stimpson

      9 years ago

      The likelihood of you getting that appeal is very slim, depending on your crime.

    • 4

      Kuusou

      9 years ago

      You get the same exact treatment for being on death row except you normally don't have to deal with the general population.

    • 2

      ginny weasly

      8 years ago

      as long as its not alcatraz, we are all fine.

    • 0

      ImHuntero

      6 years ago

      Has anybody heard of the show Prison Break........ yeah

    • 2

      ImHuntero

      6 years ago

      Has anybody heard of the show Prison Break........ yeah

    • 1

      Thomas Baja

      6 years ago

      Ill plea insane

    • 1

      Thomas Baja

      6 years ago

      Ill plea insane

    • 0

      snowman

      6 years ago

      It says for life you idiot... No matter what you're stuck

    • 0

      ZackAttackz

      5 years ago

      I would be old

    • 1

      Fernando Olmedo

      5 years ago

      Who said this was using US law??

    • 0

      ben

      5 years ago

      qhat if the appeal is denied. then you get to have those fond memories before you die of being butt raped every day in the shower

    • 1

      aanda_tv

      4 years ago

      Jail for life means jail FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE

    • 0

      aanda_tv

      4 years ago

      Jail for life means jail FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE

    • 0

      aanda_tv

      4 years ago

      Jail for life means jail FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE

    • 0

      aanda_tv

      4 years ago

      Jail for life means jail FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE

    • 1

      DRAGONDXZ

      4 years ago

      Yea, It said no escape, but u could still b released if found inocent!

    • 0

      Logan

      3 years ago

      @Stolkmen it says youre not innocent

  • 17

    Violeta Ordonez

    9 years ago

    Jail for life. I'd try to escape or appeal

    • 1

      Kairos

      3 years ago

      Well, prison food is garbage, while death row gets a last meal request

    • 0

      Captain Guac

      2 months ago

      @Kairos as I do agree, some countries do not give the last meal request

  • 10

    VoltStar

    9 years ago

    Its easy to say that Jail for life would be easier, but think about it, in jail you dont have any access to technologies that you would as a free person, and you can only see friends/family when they feel like coming to visit. If the sentence is for life, just choose death, that way tax payers dont have to pay to keep you alive.

    • 2

      werpo318

      9 years ago

      Finally someone who understands ! Did you know more money is spent funding prisons/jails than on educating children.

    • 3

      Kimberly

      8 years ago

      It's actually more expensive to execute someone than it is to imprison them for life.

    • 3

      DanishCheeseKing

      5 years ago

      I live in a country where our jails are heavens and life sentences only last 21 years...

  • 10

    Kikira

    10 years ago

    I'm already suicidal

    • 41

      Corey

      9 years ago

      Calm down buddy. we don't want your optimistic attitude on life rubbing off on everyone.

    • 2

      Franky Grimme

      9 years ago

      Hahaha oh Kikira I like your style xD

  • 9

    joao

    7 years ago

    In sweden the jails are awesome

    • 2

      JostePoP

      4 years ago

      Yeah, I'm from Norway and here you get like a flat screen TV and a private shower...

  • 9

    Joker

    9 years ago

    You'll eventually suicide in jail

  • 9

    Skylar

    10 years ago

    Almost everything is free when you are a prisoner. Library, gym, food, TV, and no taxes.

  • 8

    Mackenzie

    10 years ago

    You wouldn't have to suffer!

  • 8

    Jacob

    10 years ago

    Life>Death

    • 6

      iBoard

      9 years ago

      death>buttfun

    • 4

      matis

      9 years ago

      why does everyone assume it has to be US prison?

    • 3

      Jacob

      9 years ago

      This is a bit freaky. I was going to write exactly that. But in the end I modified it to "Life >". I have nothing to do with this other Jacob person (except if this is a serious case of amnesia).

  • 5

    Jess Blaze

    8 years ago

    The women jails here are nice from what I been told

  • 5

    Sean Thomas Dickie

    9 years ago

    As much as I would rather have death by firing squad, I'd still go with lethal injection.

  • 4

    Castiel

    8 years ago

    I would begin a tutoring service so that people can get a nice job when they leave prison. Maybe if we have enough library time, I could start a little book club! Just because I can't leave doesn't mean I can't help other people. (Yes, I love tutoring. It feels so rewarding when someone finally understands a topic)

  • 4

    Badfella

    10 years ago

    I'd take the electric chair over getting buttraped any day of the week.

    • 1

      Josh Herrin

      9 years ago

      Ppl stay in prison for years b4 they get the death penalty, so u would still be ass raped

    • 2

      NOPE.jpg

      8 years ago

      First off, not many people are actually raped in prison, and secondly it's lethal injection, not electric chair.

  • 4

    xPoseidon

    10 years ago

    jail is not so bad these days...

  • 3

    KuperGames

    6 years ago

    That day I choose the death penalty over the foot long lol

  • 3

    Ryab

    9 years ago

    Jail for life is never truly for life, often they are let out after 15 years or so.

  • 3

    Ethan Kalhs

    9 years ago

    i would rather not be raped in jai all the time

    • 0

      very mad guy

      7 years ago

      Good job stereotyping. Do some actual research next time

  • 3

    Mossy

    9 years ago

    Damn it, fuck injections.

    • 0

      Becky

      5 years ago

      I don't like injections but it's better than being raped

  • 3

    Katie

    9 years ago

    Jail isn't near as bad as prison you retards. Free food, medical care, tv, etc.? Hell yeah.

  • 3

    chickedy2534

    9 years ago

    Quick, painless death vs. being raped over and over again. Hmmm...

  • 3

    Christian

    9 years ago

    If I'm guilty. If I'm innocent I'm taking prison on the chance I could get out.

  • 3

    GareBear

    10 years ago

    He never said solitary. I'm assuming this is a medium-security prison. I could even work my way up, with good behavior and a recommendation from a psychiatrist, to a minimum-security. From there I could live, perhaps not a normal, but certainly some sort of life. Plus, years of free room, free food, and all the time to read original manuscripts and study history? Yes please.

  • 2

    Hallvard Killingberg

    3 years ago

    I live in Norway b*tches

  • 2

    Chara Dreemurr

    4 years ago

    I live in Norway...

  • 2

    SonOfTheSea02

    6 years ago

    There is actually some very nice prisons out there. Seriously, search it up.

  • 2

    Everestkid

    8 years ago

    They will ask you what you want for your final meal. People ask for ridiculous things, and they are usually given them. We're talking 5-course meals here.

  • 2

    Zacharie Alan Herron

    9 years ago

    I know someone who is in jail for life, and he's trusted by the state now for showing good behavior. He's allowed to go to schools to talk to kids about the decisions they make so they don't end up where he is. He gets to stay in the governor's mansion, I think. I know he works there. Living that way is better than dying without redemption.

  • 2

    Chiska Ankers

    9 years ago

    At lest you get an xbox etc. in British prisons...

  • 0

    AceTheEpic

    1 month ago

    Parole

  • 0

    Charthegurl

    1 month ago

    I'm not suicidal, but I don't have a will to live. I would never kill myself, but if I were gonna die I would just let it happen. I don't understand the fear of death. You're dead nothing matters to you. TL;DR: Not suicidal, but would rather die than suffer.

  • 1

    Amanda

    1 year ago

    Fun fact: in norway the worst punishment you can get is 21 years in jail

  • 1

    [deleted]

    4 years ago

    I always drop the soap when showering at home, so...

  • 1

    peterkandel67

    6 years ago

    If you get the death penalty you'll probably get injection which has three ingredients the stuff that kills you puts you to sleep and nuns the pain but in jail you get a lifetime of dicks up your ass

  • 1

    ExhaustedRuins

    6 years ago

    the death penalty was banned in my state so haahahaaa

  • 1

    Mike Stewart

    6 years ago

    You guys realize its for life you never get out there's no parole no getting out you are staying in there

  • 1

    Sophia

    6 years ago

    Who would want to waste there life rotting away in jail when you can just FREAKEN' GO TO HEAVEN (more likely since you committed a crime you would go to hell)

  • 1

    Godly Fedora

    6 years ago

    Anit no 'body' got time for dat!

  • 1

    Munkie

    6 years ago

    If you go to jail for life, you can try to escape so yeah.

  • 1

    harrybuch

    7 years ago

    Listen. The guys said no JAILBREAK. That means escaping illegaly. If you are innocent that means you could go for an appeal because that not jailbreaking. If you dont get that go for a presidential pardon still, not jailbreaking. Also he didnt say anything about no parole. So if all fails (which probobly wouldnt considering the circumstances) you could do you time. Behave. And wait for parole. If you make youself look all guilty and woah is me im so sorry attitude. You could win it. He said no jailbreaking. Nothing about appeals, pardons, or paroles.

  • 1

    Roderius

    7 years ago

    For everyone who is saying that you get raped in prison, this might be right from where you come but there are many prisons which are extremely luxury and their inmates do not buttrape you! PROS OF LIFETIME IN PRISON: You've got food for free, you have mostly nothing to do, there are many free time activities and it is possible that you become a better person! CONS OF LIFETIME IN PRISON: You do not see your friends or family often, you are jailed, you do not have sex often, you have mostly nothing to do and probably most of your inmates are dicks! PROS OF BEING DEAD:- CONS OF BEING DEAD: YOU ARE DEAD!

  • 1

    moist hammock

    8 years ago

    Do I get to commit the crime?

  • 1

    Chambo

    8 years ago

    I live in Norway so....

  • 1

    Varkarrus

    8 years ago

    I have no idea what girls prisons are like, but still better than dying.

  • 1

    Joseph Shields

    9 years ago

    life is only about 25 years in prison less for good behaviour etc. i get free sex coz im bi free food tv etc and can get college degrees and shit... sign me up

  • 1

    Ziah

    9 years ago

    I'll make some friends and start a random musical in jail. 100000000x better than high school musical

  • 1

    Xifihas

    9 years ago

    Get it over with

  • 1

    Urather16

    9 years ago

    Well if it is like shawshank prison ten ill take death. But if it is like the green mile then ill take life in prison

  • 1

    King_Cunt_Fucker

    9 years ago

    There's a difference between jail and prison.

  • 1

    goatooctopus

    9 years ago

    id rather go to jail... because if i die my family and friends would be miserable. it would be better in jail

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