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  •  Not relevant until you elide it (1+ / 0-)
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    Derfel

    Then it becomes very relevant.

    Let's also note this:

    Bomani Shakur, Siddique Abdullah Hasan, Jason Robb and Namir Abdul Mateen—were sentenced to death for their involvement in the 1993 prison uprising in Lucasville, Ohio.

    You can't get sentenced to death for involvement in a prison uprising.

    You can only get sentenced to death for 1st Degree Murder.

    •  Actually that is false. (1+ / 0-)
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      CayceP

      The case of Kennedy v. Louisiana , 07-343 U.S. (2008), held that the death penalty is unconstitutional for offenses that do not involve the death of the victim.  But, certain offenses such as first degree kidnapping or aggravated rape which result in the death of the victim still qualify in many states for the death penalty.  

      And you still haven't made a cogent case for the relevance, as to whether their conditions of incarceration are humane, just or acceptable, of the offense for which these men are incarcerated.

      •  Well, they're in prison for murder (1+ / 0-)
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        Derfel

        The were involved in a prison riot that resulted in 8 prisoners and one guard being murdered and convicted of murder in at least one of them.

        That seems a pretty good reason to be damned careful with them.

        Let me as you... if one of your loved ones was in prison would you want any of these people to be potentially in contact with your loved one?

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