I agree with this to a certain extent. In situations where somebody takes another persons life then i think they should pay for this with their own. But what peopl have to take into consideration is that, for some, death might be an easy way out for the crime they have done. Prison in Thailand i would consider a punishment but in alot of other countries around the world alot of criminals prefer being imprisoned than being on the streets, as in some countries it can be like being on holiday! But then you have the point that goverment taxes that the PUBLIC pay go towards keeping these criminals alive in prison. Sometimes i feel is it really worth paying to keep people who have broke the law (i am not talking petty pickpocketing crimes, i am talking rape, murder, paedophilia etc) alive and well in prison? Each to their own opinion on this subject, i don't really know what i would want.