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2006-11-06 11:38:50 AM
I don't know about Spain but in the US, on a 38,000 year sentence, you be out in 2-3 years with time off for good behavior.
 
2006-11-06 12:41:54 PM
I bet the RIAA and the mad mothers are jealous.
 
2006-11-06 02:03:04 PM
Nerd that I am, my first thought was: how are they going to enter the date? Have they already solved the Y10K problem?
 
2006-11-06 02:03:24 PM
`I sentence you to 300 gubergazillion years in prison!'

`That's just silly, your honour.'

`Make that 400 gubergazillion years!!!'
 
2006-11-06 02:03:52 PM
TFA:
The defendants -- if convicted of all the charges -- would serve only a maximum of 40 years in prison
So why not just give them a 40 year sentence without parole?

Make every charge carry a 40 year sentence to be run concurrently, so if they're convicted on anything, they get 40 years.
 
2006-11-06 02:03:56 PM
Since TFA states that they can only do 40 years, though, I'd sincerely hope a gang of some nice, civic-minded young toughs either kills 'em, or sends 40 years of rump wrangling their way.

/Feed 'em pork, too. I don't care if it doesn't send 'em to hayell.
 
2006-11-06 02:04:10 PM
40 years for killing 191 people. Sure that's justice. Sometimes I wonder why I oppose the death penalty.
 
2006-11-06 02:04:40 PM
"Prosecutors in the Madrid train bombing case are expected to seek prison terms of about 38,000 years for each of the seven prime defendants in the trial due to start next February"

In Canada, this would mean they'd serve 90 days. House arrest.
 
2006-11-06 02:08:30 PM
Pay attention Bush. You capture terrorists, you try them, you convict them, then you punish them. It's a good system.

This locking up anyone brown and torturing them plan is completely wrong.
 
2006-11-06 02:10:16 PM
And this is why I'm for the death penalty. Imagine how much tax money it would take to keep these guys alive for 38,000 years.
 
2006-11-06 02:11:02 PM
sigh

"You are sentenced to life in prison without the possibility for parole."

So simple, what's the problem?
 
C3
2006-11-06 02:11:37 PM
My first thought was, "what are they trying Optimus Prime?"

/no idea where that came from
//just crawled out of bed
///hungover
 
2006-11-06 02:12:01 PM
The maximum time they'd spend in prison is 40 years, according to Spanish law (and TFA), but prosecutors often go for these massive sentences when incredibly devious crimes are committed, purely for the shock value and the added publicity.
 
2006-11-06 02:12:09 PM
"And this is why I'm for the death penalty. Imagine how much tax money it would take to keep these guys alive for 38,000 years."

Right, they'd end up like that flat woman on Doctor Who, who looked like a trampoline with eyes and a mouth. :P
 
2006-11-06 02:15:18 PM
What about instead 10 death penalties? kill em, revive em, kill em, etc
 
2006-11-06 02:15:34 PM
Jabber

And this is why I'm for the death penalty. Imagine how much tax money it would take to keep these guys alive for 38,000 years.

Thread over!
 
2006-11-06 02:24:05 PM
MCStymie

Since TFA states that they can only do 40 years, though, I'd sincerely hope a gang of some nice, civic-minded young toughs either kills 'em, or sends 40 years of rump wrangling their way.

/Feed 'em pork, too. I don't care if it doesn't send 'em to hayell.


Prison systems in modern societies are intended to reform rather than punish. That said, the punishment comes from the illegal but mainly tolerated prison rape by other prisoners, poor treatment by guards, stigma associated with convicts once they're released, etc, etc, etc.

Unfortunately, the people who developed the prison-as-reformatory system chose to still try to use the prospect of prison as a deterrent, and thus a type of punishment, which leads to the confusion of most of the population about what imprisonment is intended to accomplish.
 
2006-11-06 02:26:36 PM
meshman

"Prosecutors in the Madrid train bombing case are expected to seek prison terms of about 38,000 years for each of the seven prime defendants in the trial due to start next February"

In Canada, this would mean they'd serve 90 days. House arrest.


Unless you're an Indian. In the US, it's 'unless you're black.'
 
2006-11-06 02:28:54 PM
Accused possibly eligible for parole after serving 28,000 years

So he's got that going for him, which is nice.
 
2006-11-06 02:30:10 PM
what is the point of serving jail sentences for that long?

why not life in jail without parole.

done.

1000-year sentences are superfluous because they are disproportionately beyond a human lifespan.
 
2006-11-06 02:35:29 PM
I guess the asinine tag is out for a late lunch?
 
2006-11-06 02:36:09 PM
pxlboy: 1000-year sentences are superfluous because they are disproportionately beyond a human lifespan.

Really? I was confused. Thanks for clarifying.

/sarcasm off
//i'm mean today
///sorry bout that
 
2006-11-06 02:37:18 PM
It would be funny to keep the rotting body in the cell for 28,000 years, a live webcam as the rats start picking at the flesh.
 
2006-11-06 02:46:14 PM
And this is why I'm for the death penalty. Imagine how much tax money it would take to keep these guys alive for 38,000 years."

Jabbar, especially the research costs for figuring out how to defeat death and keep these clowns alive.
 
2006-11-06 02:48:14 PM
Only "9" posts before a Bush Basher shows up.
 
2006-11-06 02:54:35 PM
"Only "9" posts before a Bush Basher shows up."

I doubt that. No doubt plenty of earlier posters despise the man, as is proper, they just didn't say anything yet. :P
 
2006-11-06 03:05:15 PM
~542 future lifetimes (38,000 / 70 (average)). Jeez what did this person do? Have not read article yet, will right not. Had to get this posted ASAP.
 
2006-11-06 03:08:31 PM
I see. OK, makes some sense since a real terrorist can never be properly punished under current law in one lifetime. What I want to know is how are they going to be tracked from lifetime to lifetime and by whom?
 
2006-11-06 03:08:56 PM
One day science will invent a medicine granting humans a lifespan of 38,000 years. The very next day, the government will pass a law making that medicine illegal except for members of the government... and people sentenced to 38,000 year prison terms.

/Kilgore Trout
 
2006-11-06 03:39:37 PM
"Only "9" posts before a Bush Basher shows up."

OK. How about, only "9" posts before a reference to Bush shows up.

He seems to make into a lot of threads, regardless of what the article is about.

I just think it's funny. It's Bush's fault. It's Bush's fault.
 
2006-11-06 03:50:32 PM
2006-11-06 02:12:01 PM ExcaliburPrime111
The maximum time they'd spend in prison is 40 years, according to Spanish law (and TFA), but prosecutors often go for these massive sentences when incredibly devious crimes are committed, purely for the shock value and the added publicity.


Sounds like your average dick waving prosecutor over here in the USA
 
2006-11-06 04:06:49 PM
"He seems to make into a lot of threads, regardless of what the article is about.

I just think it's funny. It's Bush's fault. It's Bush's fault."

Bush is the Terrorism president. It's not a stretch.

I wasn't saying this was his fault, just pointing out how to do something right. Not that I expect him to listen, he seems incapable of that.
 
2006-11-06 04:22:35 PM
pxlboy: 1000-year sentences are superfluous because they are disproportionately beyond a human lifespan.

Yeah, but wouldn't it be cool if we could extend their lifespan for the length of the sentence?
 
2006-11-06 04:29:07 PM
Mr_Smartypants
Imagine how much tax money it would take to keep these guys alive for 38,000 years.


I would blow up a train if it would make me immortal...
 
2006-11-06 05:10:40 PM
so.. by that math, 191 murders.. 40 years.. 2.4 months per murder.. i can think of 4.8 months worth of murder i wouldnt mind committing.
 
2006-11-06 05:50:57 PM
Well, one must always be prepared for the possiblilty that the accused may become immortal at any time while in jail.
 
2006-11-06 05:53:57 PM
2006-11-06 02:03:24 PM oldfarthenry
`I sentence you to 300 gubergazillion years in prison!'
.............................................
And at $86 cazillybillyions per yr to house him, this is really gonna add up.
 
2006-11-06 09:36:05 PM
How about we just make it feel like 38,000 years in prison? I'm sure a lil'bit of torture makes a day seem much longer than it really is.
 
2006-11-06 09:49:15 PM
If they really want to put the guy away, why not just convict him on one count of murder, and 37 years later you can file charges for a second count of murder.
 
2006-11-07 05:38:36 AM
Know that in reality the maximum jail sentence you can receive in Spain is 40 years. But the article reminded me of that classic Twilight Zone episode where a man is rewarded with living forever and then probably out of boredom kills someone and is sentenced to "life" in prison. Pretty harsh sentence I'd say.
 
2006-11-07 07:28:33 AM
Uhm, sentenced to 38,000 but can only serve a maximum of 40? Doesn't anyone notice anything wrong with this system? If you dont want to kill the farkers fine, but at least let them rot in solitary confinement FOREVER.
 
2006-11-08 11:34:54 AM
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The accused after sentencing?
 
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