Re: Cryo-suspension for death row

From: Michael S. Lorrey (
Date: Tue Oct 10 2000 - 12:36:29 MDT

Brian D Williams wrote:
> As a death penalty advocate, I would be against any attempt to
> cryonically suspend anyone to whom the death penalty has been
> administered.
> The death penalty should be "final death" as covered in Jim
> Halperins "The first Immortal".
> Since it is final, it should only be administered when there is
> little or no doubt.

However, referencing Niven's _Patchwork Girl_ (one of his Gil the ARM novels),
putting someone convicted of a death penalty offense into cryonic storage while
undergoing the often decades long appeals process would minimize the cost of
keeping death row prisoners, while allowing a full appeals process to continue,
and the chance to be revived if the conviction is overturned.

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