I just can't wrap my head around choosing to be defenseless and having the penalty for getting "caught" be less severe than prison.
Do you support a family?
While getting killed is about the worst outcome that can occur, it is still a very very rare event.
Perhaps not accepting a job in a place that increase the odds would be a better option than risking destroying your ability to support and care for your family.
I have had jobs that involved real danger of death.
I survived, but no longer am willing to take on those jobs.
I have a wife and family to support.
It paid very very well.