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Old 17-01-2013, 20:40
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Anyone watching this?, looks to be quite harrowing
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Old 17-01-2013, 20:48
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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.
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Old 17-01-2013, 20:48
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What channel? I'll look for it on catch up.
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Old 17-01-2013, 20:48
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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.
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Old 17-01-2013, 20:50
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What channel? I'll look for it on catch up.
itv at 9 o'clock
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Old 17-01-2013, 20:51
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Oh ok, I thought you were watching it just now. Thanks.
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Old 17-01-2013, 21:05
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Gentlemen you know.
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Old 17-01-2013, 21:17
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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.
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Old 17-01-2013, 21:18
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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
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Old 17-01-2013, 21:18
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Its intense for sure.
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Old 17-01-2013, 21:19
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170 seems a tad harsh for a 13 y o jmo
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Old 17-01-2013, 21:22
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Seems if you're a murderer you must have tattoos!!
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Old 17-01-2013, 21:23
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This program is not suiting Trevor. I am almost cringing at how awkward yet so polite he seems. Enjoying it though.
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Old 17-01-2013, 21:28
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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!
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Old 17-01-2013, 21:29
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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.
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Old 17-01-2013, 21:30
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I wouldnt say it doesnt suit him but i keep expecting Louis Theroux to come up on screen and start interviewing too!
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Old 17-01-2013, 21:34
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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!
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Old 17-01-2013, 21:35
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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
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Old 17-01-2013, 21:35
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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.
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Old 17-01-2013, 21:37
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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.
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Old 17-01-2013, 21:38
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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!
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Old 17-01-2013, 21:40
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Wonder when Ricks due out?
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Old 17-01-2013, 21:41
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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.
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Old 17-01-2013, 21:43
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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

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
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Old 17-01-2013, 21:44
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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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