The Death Penalty Should Be Abolish

850 WordsDec 2, 20154 Pages
Death penalty is a punishment of execution administered to someone legally convicted of a capital crime. Some say revenge is sweet but giving somebody the death penalty for killing someone else is bitter. It makes no sense to execute an individual that murdered another person. Capital punishment does not solve anything, nor does it fix the problem. We as humans should not dictate who leaves this world being that the gift of life is more sacred than a one-week trial. Instead of somebody coming back to life, now you have two dead people. There are many reasons as to why I believe the death penalty should be abolish. Some of these reasons are it is expensive, a person can be wrongful executed, and it does not deter crime. The Death Penalty is more expensive than life imprisonment. Supporters of the death penalty said it is cheaper to execute a death row inmate than to give them life imprisonment. Several studies and researchers have proven them wrong. The procedures are longer; require more experts, and additional hearings which is not cost beneficial to the tax payers. Trials can easily last anywhere from ten to twenty years. Before an inmate is executed, the state make sure they go through rigorous medical examination. According to Death Penalty Information Center (DPIC), “a study released by the Urban Institute on March 6, 2008 forecast that the lifetime cost to taxpayers for the capitally-prosecuted cases in Maryland since 1978 will be $186 million. That translates to
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