Pros And Cons Of The Death Penalty

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Throughout the world, all nations either have the death penalty or had used it before. The death penalty is the most severe form of punishment a judge or jury can enforce on someone. The death penalty is a cruel and unfair system. It should be abolished because it favors racism. Also, it is financially too expensive for taxpayers. It violates the Bill of Rights and prisoner’s family suffer seeing their loved one’s put to death. The idea of life in prison is enough of a punishment for anyone. The Death penalty should be abolished because it favors racism. Over the past decade Prison Policy Initiative, claim “42.9% Percent of death row that is African-American while the population of African Americans is 12.8% in the U.S. Eleven and two percent of death row that is Hispanic while the …show more content…

According to the Death Penalty Center “cases without the death penalty cost $740,000, while cases where the death penalty is sought cost $1.26 million”. This is a lot of money to execute someone. Our government could use that money to fund different projects and help better our communities by building research centers or more libraries. Also, as the Law Dictionary states, “the average cost of housing an inmate in the U.S is $31,286 in 2012”. This is not a lot of money considering that it cost “$1.26 million” just to execute someone. Our government could save a lot of money by sentencing prisoners to life in prison without parole. The government can use this money to offer more public transportation. According to Prison Policy Initiative, “the amount that California could save $90 million per year by abolishing capital punishment”. California could use this money to fund their criminal enforcement task force to protect citizens and keep the state safer. Taxpayers shouldn’t pay an increasing amount of tax to execute someone when they should be lawfully punished in a cheaper and moral

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