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Death Sentence in Poland, when was it abolished? Last executed?


MareGaea 29 | 2,752  
10 Sep 2009 /  #1
Quick question:

I take it that the death sentence has been abolished in Poland. When was it abolished and when was the last person executed in Poland? I don't mean the years immediately following WW2.

Thanks!

M-G (curious)
ShelleyS 14 | 2,893  
10 Sep 2009 /  #2
google is your friend...come on Mr I work in IT, surely you know how to use a search function?
OP MareGaea 29 | 2,752  
10 Sep 2009 /  #3
Too lazy :)

I also wanted to see a discussion about the topic enfold.

M-G (just wondering what the opinions are)
Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,163  
10 Sep 2009 /  #4
I take it that the death sentence has been abolished in Poland.

Unfortunately yes.

When was it abolished

1998

when was the last person executed in Poland?

1988
OP MareGaea 29 | 2,752  
10 Sep 2009 /  #5
Grzegorz_

That short ago? Does this have to do with the communist regime? Guess so.

M-G (surprised)
Juche 9 | 292  
10 Sep 2009 /  #6
Unfortunately yes.

you wouldnt say so if it were you on death row in a Polish jail because the prosecutor thought you were "guilty enough" and hanging you helps him get career points. happens often enough, especially in corrupt places.
Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,163  
10 Sep 2009 /  #7
Does this have to do with the communist regime?

More with common sense we are unfortunately losing.
mvefa 5 | 591  
10 Sep 2009 /  #8
you wouldnt say so if it were you on death row in a Polish jail because the prosecutor thought you were "guilty enough" and hanging you helps him get career points. happens often enough, especially in corrupt places.

Totally agree, but errors happen also in so-called civilized countries. Not a week ago, was in the news that an american guy was found innocent, after being already killed years ago.\

So death penalty? big no no!
OP MareGaea 29 | 2,752  
10 Sep 2009 /  #9
I personally am not in favor of the Death penalty, I think it's not effective. More effective would be indeed lifelong imprisonment. May cost society something, but at least you get the benefit that the perpetrator gets to be confronted with himself and the deed he has done for the rest of his life. I think that's much more punishment than just kill him/her. Just think of it: if somebody commits a crime for which he knows he's gonna get the death penalty, what would stop him from committing a likewise crime? Doesn't that person get more desperate or indifferent by thinking: "heck, I killed somebody, if they catch me, I'm gonna get the chair anyway, so what difference does it make if I kill some more? They can only kill me once."

I am also in favor of longer jail-terms. If you kill somebody, you shouldn't be out on the street within 10 years. I know 10 years is a very long time, but you have given the family and loved ones of the victime a lifelong sentence. So it's not more than fair that you would get a likewise term in jail. To rethink your crime and its consequences.

M-G (hates crime)
polishcanuck 7 | 462  
10 Sep 2009 /  #10
If I had the choice of spending life in prison VS getting the death penalty, I would without a doubt prefer death.
OP MareGaea 29 | 2,752  
10 Sep 2009 /  #11
polishcanuck

So you agree that indeed lifelong imprisonment is a much harsher punishment than the death penalty?

M-G (sec)
Juche 9 | 292  
10 Sep 2009 /  #12
If you kill somebody, you shouldn't be out on the street within 10 years. I know 10 years is a very long time

a better punishment would be to force the inmate/offender to have to listen to disco polo music or similar at extremely loud volume, 24 hours per day 7 days a week. For 10 years.
Polonius3 1,000 | 12,448  
10 Sep 2009 /  #13
Perhasp not everybody here knwws that Utah is the only American state that gives the convict sentenced to death a choice of firing squad or lethal injection.
Tymoteusz 2 | 353  
11 Sep 2009 /  #14
Utah also has a third option,

death by boogaloo.
space_rebel 2 | 17  
11 Sep 2009 /  #15
a better punishment would be to force the inmate/offender to have to listen to disco polo music or similar at extremely loud volume, 24 hours per day 7 days a week. For 10 years.

They already did that in Guantanamo. :)
mvefa 5 | 591  
11 Sep 2009 /  #16
With disco polo music? haha

That's what i call torture!
Mr Grunwald 19 | 1,542  
12 Sep 2009 /  #17
So you agree that indeed lifelong imprisonment is a much harsher punishment than the death penalty?

Yes it is...
Options:
1. Live the rest of your life in a jail having no freedom of getting outside unless you will be find innocent or you escape it (feeling hunted then too)

2. You go to heaven where you will have eternal peace unless you want to listen to all your grandparents arguing if Warsaw Uprising was good or not

3. You go to hell where you will find no communication with God
scrappleton - | 830  
12 Sep 2009 /  #18
1. Live the rest of your life in a jail having no freedom of getting outside unless you will be find innocent or you escape it (feeling hunted then too)

- OR - die because you willingly took another human's life for no reason. Therefore, the taxpayer doesn't have to pay for you to find redemption 30 years later.
jonni 16 | 2,485  
12 Sep 2009 /  #19
Remember that being found guilty by a court isn't the same as actually being guilty, vide the Timothy Evans case.

And that in certain states within the US, especially in the deep south, mentally handicapped people, including some with a very limited capacity to differentiate between right or wrong, have been judicially murdered.
Tymoteusz 2 | 353  
12 Sep 2009 /  #20
especially in the deep south,

Oh Noooo. We all know what that means. (nudge nudge, wink wink.)

mentally handicapped people, including some with a very limited capacity to differentiate between right or wrong, have been judicially murdered.

mentally handicapped people, including some with a very limited capacity to differentiate between right or wrong, have been judicially executed because they had proven the capacity to rape and murder. In the interest of the greater good and the safety of the general public, the law was applied to them equally without prejudice or favor due to their mental capacity.

Fix'd
Polonius3 1,000 | 12,448  
14 Sep 2009 /  #21
An even worse torture than disco polo would be forcing someone to listen to rap, rock and techno round the clock. Even suicide would be a better alternative!
Babinich 1 | 455  
14 Sep 2009 /  #22
More effective would be indeed lifelong imprisonment. May cost society something, but at least you get the benefit that the perpetrator gets to be confronted with himself and the deed he has done for the rest of his life.

How do you know the offender embraces contrition?
mvefa 5 | 591  
14 Sep 2009 /  #23
I think that being jailed, not being able to see the streets again, EVER, for the rest of your life, is worse than death, since death only takes 1 minute.
Babinich 1 | 455  
14 Sep 2009 /  #24
So you're saying that a person, any person, is not capable of adapting to their environment?
mvefa 5 | 591  
14 Sep 2009 /  #25
we are all capable of adapting, but adapting is not the same as liking it. There is so much that you can do when you are free, so many oportunities, chances, everything is out there. But there is so little in prison. It would be hell to me personally..
Lodz_The_Boat 32 | 1,535  
14 Sep 2009 /  #26
I am in favour of the 'Death Sentence' to murderers, terrorists and violent rapists.

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