Death Penalty Is The Legal Punishment

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According to Cambridge Dictionaries Online, the definition of death penalty is: the legal punishment of a particular crime by death. The death penalty is also often listed in other terms such as capital punishment or if the state has abolished the death penalty the felon is given more than one life term. Within the history of the death penalty there where many ways for an inmate to die, in Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia, 2014 1p. , it states “The death penalty has been inflicted in many ways now regarded as barbaric and forbidden by law almost everywhere, including crucifixion, boiling in oil, drawing and quartering, impalement, beheading, burning alive, crushing, tearing asunder, stoning, and drowning.” Today, the U.S. on authorize death in five ways: gas chamber, electrocution, firing squad, hanging, and lethal injection. Referencing the Death Penalty Information Center website we will explore each method discovering how gruesome and agonizing this must be for a person to dream of every night after his or her sentencing to death. Starting with hanging we’ll see that even though it is now uncommon in the United States, but it’s still popular in Third World countries. Hanging is still used in Washington, New Hampshire and Delaware, however the states offer the option of lethal injection as an alternative method to die. To prep for the execution the inmate weighs in one day prior to the execution, then prison staff uses a sandbag for practice to ensure everything goes
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