Before you try and change my opinion, just don't. I'm very closed minded on this and believe very strongly we need it back in this, and many other countries.
''But it's against human rights!''
Human Rights are now more in favour of the criminal. When a person rapes or Murders someone, they've infringed on THEIR rights. Why should we continue to protect theirs and allow them to play god?
''But wouldn't you rather have them waste their life in prison?''
PFFT have them get three square meals a day with free gym, cable TV and games consoles when the families have to deal with horror? No thanks. An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth.
''People can change!''
Once a serial killer/rapist, always a serial killer/rapist. They're messed up in the head if they think that's ok, so if you give them a second chance, they'll do it again. YOU CANNOT CHANGE THESE PEOPLE.