The German government refuses to turn a convict into an instrumentality of crime prevention to the detriment of his or her constitutionally protected right to social worth & respect. Social worth and respect, if stripped or hindered, deny a person their human dignity. Human dignity is at the heart of German fundamental rights. In Germany, the death penalty is illegal. not only that, but so is life imprisonment. A person must be afforded the opportunity to reintegrate into society, and it is impossible to do so in prison.