Taking a Look at the Death Penalty

1029 Words Feb 17th, 2018 4 Pages
It’s been very controversial because there are religious issues and moral issues in some people’s minds. The death penalty is a topic that has always had moral principles and ethical issues. There’s really no in between with what people believe, they are either fully for the death penalty, or completely against it. However, both sides have completely ethical reasons as to why they believe what they do. People supporting the death penalty claim that it is deterrence because it prevents future murders, while other people believe that if someone takes a life then they should give their life. People against the death penalty feel it is immoral, and an unfair and unreasonable punishment. Meanwhile people who agree with the death penalty have proven this to be cost effective and ethically correct with deterring criminals from committing future murders.
“It costs approximately $90,000 more a year to house an inmate on death row, than in the general prison population or $57.5 million annually.”(Death Penalty Focus). Tax payers are paying that $90,000 for inmates to live a decent life. They have a roof over their heads, and they have food in their stomachs. Tax payers give their hard earned money out to these inmates who put society’s life in danger. Tax payers are doing their jobs to feed their families and keep a roof over their heads have to pay for inmates in jail.…
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