USS KG5 wrote:
That would be the situation, yes. I'd assume that the punishment zones are large enough to make this unlikely.
Thanks. You know, after all these years, these episode can still surprise me for its idiocy. The writers came up with a very stupid legal system so our heroes can proudly say: "You have a very stupid legal system. But we are so better than you that we respect and obey it....
Ahhh... f*** it.
Let's run away!"
pretty much-it's the kind of legal system that would only be used in fiction to illustrate a point, it makes no sense from any other perspective.