The Death Penalty Should Not Be Enforced

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The Death Penalty
One in twenty five. “One in twenty five people executed are innocent” (Zelman). Innocent lives have been taken because of a problem with a simple solution. The death penalty impacts lives, and that impact is permanent. There is no going back. Knowing about the death penalty and the negatives that it has can help shed some light on the reality of capital punishment. The death penalty should not be enforced. This is to protect the wrongfully accused, the victims of prejudice, taxpayers, and put us on the path to a more successful country.
The financial cost for the sentencing one found guilty to the death penalty is far more than to life in prison. However, many misinformed people believe that the death penalty is more cost-effective. According to a recent report concerning the hidden death tax by the California Commission on the Fair Administration of Justice states, “Using conservative rough projections, the Commission estimates the annual costs of the present (death penalty) system to be $137 million per year. The cost of a system which imposes a maximum penalty of lifetime incarceration instead of the death penalty would be $11.5 million per year.”(Amnesty International USA). This source suggest that a system without the death penalty is clearly the least expensive option. This information suggests that Californian taxpayers are wasting over $100 million a year on a punishment that does not always do what it says it will.
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