Give Prisoners Mind-Altering Drugs to Make Sentences Feel Longer? — Britain Exploring the Idea
What if instead of ruining someone's life by sending them to jail for 30 years, you only made it feel like 30 years? And instead of killing someone, what if you made it feel like 1,000 years? Finally, what if you could make only 8 hours feel like 1,000 years have passed? Would you try it?
The lead researcher is philosopher Dr. Rebecca Roache studying biotechnology. She says it's more humane because it gives someone the necessary punishment without destroying their life. But is giving mind-altering drugs as punishment legal?
What currently exists are drugs that make time feel like it's passing slower, but nothing has developed that can really make 8 hours feel like 1,000. Should they?