Yes the death penalty does not work - I admit that...
But the alternative does.
Why shouldnt these bastards suffer????They are supposed to be punished.
No, the alternative doesn't work either.... Tell me or show me where it does....
Who says they are 'supposed to be punished'? In this way? WHY Should they suffer?
The moment we choose to inflict pain, suffering and humiliation on a human being, we are no better than they are. We can use the excuse that it is in a controlled environment, and that we have justification - but in this case, you could therefore explain every perceived atrocity at the hands of dictators...They thought that what they did was justified.
No amount of cruelty, pain or suffering inflicted on another sentient being is excusable or justifyable... whatever the reason, and whoever does it.