[ExI] punishment

Stefano Vaj stefano.vaj at gmail.com
Wed Mar 18 18:09:57 UTC 2009

On Wed, Mar 18, 2009 at 4:37 PM, BillK <pharos at gmail.com> wrote:
> This leads to prisoners who are wrongly convicted being treated far,
> far worse than those who admit their crime.
> In the UK, if you give a guilty plea, your sentence is immediately cut
> in half for being 'co-operative' and saving a lengthy trial.

Yes, this I understand to be also the situation in China - even though
lenience there is a more relative concept for the time being :-)

But in general terms, this may have to do with christian obsession
with confession.

In the Inquisition procedure you could well be tortured to death in
order to obtain a confession, but the court was really uneasy in
deciding your case or putting you to death you unless and until you
had confessed.

Stefano Vaj

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