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My last 25 cases, 15 have ended with with a deal. As far as the legal limits, it's fine. It's the same as sentencing as ordering someone to have a curfew or attend classes, it's just a hell of a lot more harsh.
Well shoot, I didn't know we had a real life lawyer roaming the boards. Though you may agree with it to some extent, I apologize for the last sentence of my previous post. Don't mean to characterize everybody that way. It's just a generalization based on my personal experiences.
If the defendant didn't request it, there is no way someone could be sentenced to that. It would be considered cruel and unusual punishment, but I am guessing he is waiving his right to be free from cruel and unusual punishment in this case.
The reason that the death penalty is not considered cruel and unusual punishment is because it is applied in the most painless way possible. If it was ever proven that the inmates suffered from it, it would be done away with until a more humane way to kill was found.
I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence, or insanity to anyone, but they've always worked for me.
Hunter S. Thompson