Discussion post chapter 11 Phl 206- ethics and society

Chapter 11, Discussion Question(s) in reference to CASES FOR ANALYSIS, “1. Redemption and Capital Punishment,”:

“Suppose Williams was guilty of the murders for which he was convicted, and suppose he had a genuine change of heart and performed many commendable deeds while in prison. Should Williams’ sentence then have been commuted to life in prison? Why or why not? Is redemption compatible with justice? If a murderer mends his (her) ways, should this change have an effect on his (her) punishment? Is mercy (giving someone a break) compatible with justice (giving someone what he (she) deserves)”? (Use 200 or more words.)