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gold2040 17-01-2013 20:40

Inside Death Row with Trevor McDonald
 
Anyone watching this?, looks to be quite harrowing

eveningstar 17-01-2013 20:48

I'll be watching, I've always thought Trevor McDonald does interesting documentaries and this looks just as good but very different to recent ones.

Aarghawasp! 17-01-2013 20:48

What channel? I'll look for it on catch up.

boksbox 17-01-2013 20:48

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Originally Posted by gold2040 (Post 63648123)
Anyone watching this?, looks to be quite harrowing

i saw a similar programme last week on the Discovery channel, they interviewd death row inmates righ to the day before execution then filmed them again a few mins post execution as they were returned to their families and friends.

eveningstar 17-01-2013 20:50

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Originally Posted by Aarghawasp! (Post 63648288)
What channel? I'll look for it on catch up.

itv at 9 o'clock

Aarghawasp! 17-01-2013 20:51

Oh ok, I thought you were watching it just now. Thanks.

cooler 17-01-2013 21:05

Gentlemen you know.

LauraJSkittles 17-01-2013 21:17

It's strange, the prisoner who was convicted of double homicide aged 13, thrown into prison at 15 and has been in there for 25 years, I feel strangely sorry for him.
I know his crimes were horrendous and of course he should be punished for them, but I feel sorry for the childhood he never had.

gold2040 17-01-2013 21:18

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Originally Posted by LauraJSkittles (Post 63649071)
It's strange, the prisoner who was convicted of double homicide aged 13, thrown into prison at 15 and has been in there for 25 years, I feel strangely sorry for him.
I know his crimes were horrendous and of course he should be punished for them, but I feel sorry for the childhood he never had.

I feel the same way, such a jolly fellow from the way he carried himself in stark contrast to the murders he committed

Joel's dad 17-01-2013 21:18

Its intense for sure.

Joel's dad 17-01-2013 21:19

170 seems a tad harsh for a 13 y o jmo

habby 17-01-2013 21:22

Seems if you're a murderer you must have tattoos!!

dizzychick 17-01-2013 21:23

This program is not suiting Trevor. I am almost cringing at how awkward yet so polite he seems. Enjoying it though.

flos 17-01-2013 21:28

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Originally Posted by dizzychick (Post 63649334)
This program is not suiting Trevor. I am almost cringing at how awkward yet so polite he seems. Enjoying it though.

he does seam awkward, but the so would i be there!

LW09 17-01-2013 21:29

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Originally Posted by dizzychick (Post 63649334)
This program is not suiting Trevor. I am almost cringing at how awkward yet so polite he seems. Enjoying it though.

I quite like that he's being polite. So many people on these types of documentaries just interrogate them. This one just feels like dropping in on them, and its great to see a human side to what is usually a group of people perceived as dangerous monsters.

I think anyone would feel a little awkward or apprehensive in that kind of setting.

j'aimelatele 17-01-2013 21:30

I wouldnt say it doesnt suit him but i keep expecting Louis Theroux to come up on screen and start interviewing too!

dizzychick 17-01-2013 21:34

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Originally Posted by LW09 (Post 63649535)
This one just feels like dropping in on them, and its great to see a human side to what is usually a group of people perceived as dangerous monsters.

That sums it up really well!

dizzychick 17-01-2013 21:35

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Originally Posted by j'aimelatele (Post 63649555)
I wouldnt say it doesnt suit him but i keep expecting Louis Theroux to come up on screen and start interviewing too!

lol! I am slightly stranger then you as Trevor is reminding me a little of the Queen?! I keep picturing her in there saying hello all very polite and British :eek:

heiker 17-01-2013 21:35

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Originally Posted by LauraJSkittles (Post 63649071)
It's strange, the prisoner who was convicted of double homicide aged 13, thrown into prison at 15 and has been in there for 25 years, I feel strangely sorry for him.
I know his crimes were horrendous and of course he should be punished for them, but I feel sorry for the childhood he never had.

Can't help thinking that for the same crime but committed in the UK as opposed to the USA most of these guys would be out of prison in years totalling barely two figures and certainly never full life sentences.

CarrieNYC 17-01-2013 21:37

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Originally Posted by LauraJSkittles (Post 63649071)
It's strange, the prisoner who was convicted of double homicide aged 13, thrown into prison at 15 and has been in there for 25 years, I feel strangely sorry for him.
I know his crimes were horrendous and of course he should be punished for them, but I feel sorry for the childhood he never had.

I'm finding it fascinating. This particular prisoner comes across as very intelligent and articulate and you do find yourself feeling an empathy for him.

Makes me wonder what things would be like if we had death row or those types of sentences here.

CarrieNYC 17-01-2013 21:38

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Originally Posted by heiker (Post 63649754)
Can't help thinking that for the same crime but committed in the UK as opposed to the USA most of these guys would be out of prison in years totalling barely two figures and certainly never full life sentences.

Exactly what I was just thinking!

tinman 17-01-2013 21:40

Wonder when Ricks due out?

Cherrybomber 17-01-2013 21:41

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Originally Posted by dizzychick (Post 63649334)
This program is not suiting Trevor. I am almost cringing at how awkward yet so polite he seems. Enjoying it though.

I think he is perfect, the prisoners are polite and intelligent too.Trevor is treating them with respect.

I know some of these people did the most horrifying things but the death penalty is just not acceptable for me.

dizzychick 17-01-2013 21:43

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Originally Posted by Cherrybomber (Post 63649966)
I think he is perfect, the prisoners are polite and intelligent too.Trevor is treating them with respect.

I know some of these people did the most horrifying things but the death penalty is just not acceptable for me.

My views on Trevor being in there has nothing to do with my death penalty views :eek:

Though I am completely against the death penalty. Walking a man to his death makes a person no better then the crime that was committed. . Its all wrong! But will save that one for another day ;)

ganderpoke66 17-01-2013 21:44

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Originally Posted by heiker (Post 63649754)
Can't help thinking that for the same crime but committed in the UK as opposed to the USA most of these guys would be out of prison in years totalling barely two figures and certainly never full life sentences.

So, what are you saying, which penal system protects the public better , USA or UK ?


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