Originally Posted by MC Safety
As I understand it, "life" and "life without the possibility of parole" are two different things.
On a more subjective level, life w/o possibility of parole is there I think to truly punish the worst of the worst, rather than rehabilitate them. Condemning someone to being in jail for the rest of their days on Earth can be, in my opinion, far worse than a simple death sentence, especially if the convicted is relatively young. (<50)