Green Mile

Classic film I’m sure you’ll all agree. I’ve seen it several times but every time I fall asleep before the end!!!!! I’m just watching it now and hoping I make the distance when I started thinking.

John Coffey (the same as the drink but not spelt the same) was banged up and sentenced to death. But was he guilty?? (please don’t tell me incase I STILL don’t see the end) If yes, then fine, fry him. If not, what a miscarriage of justice!!! And this was what started the thinking. Could I survive prison or being accused of something I didn’t do?

I think prison would be horrible. True, our prisons seem like holiday camps compared to places like Thailand, but I’m still not sure I could handle it. But to think that I would have to handle incarceration KNOWING I was innocent would drive me to insanity.

You hear about prisoners committing suicide, but I’m not sure how someone could do that. If you’re innocent, there’s always hope. But that’s assuming you’re in a cushy cell like we have in the UK. Could I say the same if I was staying in a dank dungeon cell like they have in other countries.

Now I’m all for punishing those who deserve it, I believe our prison system is far too lenient and our prisons get wrapped in cotton wool when they need to be punished. But the problem is making sure all are guilty. Could you live with yourself for condemning someone to death or time in a dungeon, then finding out they’re innocent?

I guess that’s the arguement for capital punishment. All thoughts gratefully received!


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