Should We Abolish The Death Penalty?

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The Death Penalty has been a topic of interest recently, with many people arguing both sides. There are claims that it’s inhuman, that incident people are being killed, and that it cost the tax payers more money then a life sentence, but what about the other side of this complex argument? Is the death penalty really an cruel and painful process that cost taxpayers millions? The death penalty has been made out to be a horrible injustice to both the perpetrators and the tax payers, in reality it’s not. The death penalty is the best option for how to deal with monsters who would take another person’s life. Despite what you may hear the death penalty is not only a solid solution, it is also less cruel and cheaper solution.

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Their argument is that prison is just as bad or worst the being killed. They say that these murders are locked in a tiny concrete cell, cut off from the outside world with nobody to talk to and not a even a view of the outside world and that we should let them rot in there because that’s what they deserve. Yet these very same people will argue that the death penalty is cruel. The death penalty is nowhere near as cruel in comparison. The death penalty can be over in a second, but life in jail is for years. These people can’t say that the death penalty is a barbaric form of execution and then say that these people should suffer for years for what they’ve done because then you’re just as monstrous or worse then the then the people in those cells. The idea that it’s okay to put someone in jail just because that will cause them more misery then death is wrong and even though death is final at least it’s not …show more content…
They will bring up the fact that it cost twice as much a year to kill a person then it does to keep them on life without parole, but most of that cost is for security because the people people being housed on death row are murderers so it going to take more man power to make sure they don’t try anything. The second part of their argument involves a sum total of the cost of killing someone usually over a million dollars which looks like big scary number compared to $47,421 a year, but that because they include the cost of the original trail, appeals, lawyer costs, and other court cost, all added on top of the original cost of keeping them in jail. When people talk about the cost of keeping them in jail forever they never include that those people are doing the exact same thing. Also even though it cost a million dollars to kill someone it cost a lot more to put them in jail for life in California it cost $47,421 a year per person over then course of 50 years that comes to 2,371,050 a person on top of their legal fees. The death penalty does costs a lot and that’s a problem, but abolishing the death penalty isn’t the answer to the cost because then we’re just paying more over a longer period, the answer is showing people that it’s more expensive to keep them

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