The Death Penalty And The Safety Of The United States

1180 Words Jan 14th, 2016 5 Pages
The criminal justice system was made to protect the rights and the safety of the citizens of the United States, It was created to have justice in the United States, But even then it has some flaws. Three of the faults I decided to discuss about are the death penalty, Issues within prison for example; weapons and riots, and high incarceration rates.
The death penalty is just one of many faults in the justice system. It is legal in 31 states such as Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, and Wyoming. It is illegal in 19 other states such as Alaska, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin and D.C. The biggest percentage of the inmates facing death row are in the south, the greatest number found in Texas, Georgia, Alabama, and Florida. There are both goods and bads about this form of punishment, some cons about the death penalty is that it gives out the wrong idea, why kill someone to show everyone else that taking a life is the wrong thing to do. It is not going to bring the victim back to life and the criminal’s family is going to be…
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