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Author: Howie52 Big funky green star, 20000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 5352  
Subject: Re: Clemency rejected Date: 8/4/2012 11:20 PM
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"Is this the equivalent of suicide, which is currently illegal? "

No. The individual is not going to inject himself.

"Should a prisoner have the right to choose his sentence?"

He has not chosen his sentence. He is merely requesting it not be

"Is making him live past his execution, against his will, cruel and unusual punishment?"

What is unusual about such an event? Executions are delayed quite

"Should the governor have the authority to commute (is that the right term?) the sentence of everyone on death row, simply because he doesn't believe in the death penalty, even though his state does and,in this case, the prisoner does?"

The governor has the authority - he or she does not need to
spell out a reason.
What the victim's family does about such an act to either the
perpetrator or the governor is less certain.

"Does this become state assisted suicide?"

Carrying out a sentence is not suicide - see the first response.

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