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Persuasive Essay On Lowering The Death Penalty

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The death penalty is not abominable or in any way prejudiced. The death penalty should be legal in various state. The death penalty is not for people who have made small mistakes or people who have committed petty crimes, but for those who have committed truly diabolical and egregious acts. The death penalty is needed. It not only punishes people who have broken the law, but also sinned against humanity for taking the life of another. Once someone has taken a guiltless life that person should have no right to live. The death penalty is used for very serious crime, ones that will put a person in prison for the rest of his or her life, such as treason, murder, rape, torture, larceny, treason, kidnapping, etc. The death penalty is…show more content…
Maurice Chammah, journalist for ”The Marshall Project” says “more lawyers, more experts, more time. Prosecutors and defense attorneys often spend more than a year preparing for death penalty trials. Every successful conviction is appealed to several state and federal courts, meaning the government pays for both prosecutors and defenders to pick over the trial transcript and for judges and clerks to spend hours reading appeals. While this is going on, it costs more to house prisoners on death row than in the general population.”so The main reason the death penalty cost is so high is because of attorney cost and constant appeals once the death penalty has been given. A person can appeal the court’s decision over and over until the appeal is denied. If after a criminal got a death sentence and was only aloud one appeal and just taken straight from there to be executed then the cost would be cut down so drastically that it would be much cheaper than that same criminal having life in prison, which is one of the main arguments against the death
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