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"The test of whether the death penalty can be used is whether society has alternative ways to protect itself, not how terrible the crime was. Life in prison without parole provides a non-lethal alternative to the death penalty. We can't know whether God has a purpose for a person's life, even one who has committed a terrible crime and must spend his or her life behind bars.
Does life in prison without parole really work or are those convicted sometimes released?Life in prison without parole means that the convicted person is not eligible for parole and cannot be released.I understand that in the past innocent people were sentenced to death, but now that DNA is available, isn't this avoidable?DNA evidence only exists in about 5-10% of criminal cases (10-15% of death penalty cases). Where it is available, it is still subject to contamination and human error. The risk of an erroneous conviction is still significant [since 1973, 139 inmates on death row have been found innocent].The shift from toleration of the death penalty under the old law to increasing discouragement of it over time under the Mew Law can be attributed to what?Jesus' teaching on mercy and forgiveness, advances in criminal justice in modern society, hope for criminals' repentance and reformA society with a culture of life is one thatHolds all human life sacred from conception to natural death.Three elements that determine the morality of any human actionObject, intention, and circumstances.