We Should Abolish Capital Punishment Or The Death Penalty

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What is Capital punishment? Capital punishment is the death penalty. It’s used today and was used in the ancient times to punish a variety of offenses. Even the bible advocates death for murder and other crimes like kidnapping and witchcraft. When you hear the word death penalty, it makes yelling and screaming from both sides of extremist. Today, one of the most debated issues in the Criminal Justice System is the issue of capital punishment or the death penalty. My opinion is that we should abolish death penalty because first of all the death penalty cost a lot of money. Another reason is that sometimes suspects may sometimes get announced guilty due to false judgement. Lastly, besides the felon and his or her family, the executioner is also affected, because this method is also committing murder.
Death penalty cost money, in deathpenaltyinfo.org it was stated that “Cases without the death penalty cost $740,000, while cases where the death penalty is sought cost $1.26 million. Maintaining each death row prisoner costs taxpayers $90,000 more per year than a prisoner in the general population. There are 714 inmates on California's death row.” This is a lot of money wasted to give death penalty for criminals( murderer, rapists, and etc.) that has a potential of changing their lifestyle. According to deathpenaltyinfo.org, there are five different methods of execution that were prescribed: Lethal Injection, Electrocution, Lethal Gas, Firing Squad, and Hanging. Reading these
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