I don't know if this was discussed a while back (my search couldn't find anything about it), but the death penalty thread made me consider this. Should Harold Shipman have been prevented from committing suicide? Shipman was a medical doctor who was jailed for murdering 15 patients, and was later found to have killed between 215 and 260 patients. He hanged himself in his prison cell in January 2004. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/3391871.stm Many people feel that he should not have been allowed the means with which he ended his own life, I am glad that he's no longer draining my taxes in all the costs associated with imprisonment. Discuss.