Monday, March 23, 2015

U.S.: Execution drug supply is running low, and states are looking for lethal backup plans

The firing squad and the electric chair could make a comeback.

I've often thought exile would be an appropriate punishment for the worst murderers. Set up a penal colony on an Arctic island, deliver food, clothing, and medical care as needed, but otherwise leave the prisoners to themselves in the harsh wilderness. Like a gulag, but without the guards.  Why all this fuss over punishment? It could be very cost-effective.