Essay on Capital Punishment And The Death Penalty

1355 Words Dec 4th, 2016 6 Pages
Capital punishment, or the death penalty, remains one of the most controversial topics in the United States of America. Two parties are usually at odds with this issue. People who believe that the death penalty is moral and people who think it is immoral. The government and prisons are the biggest advocates for keeping the death penalty. The National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty are an organization whose main goal, just like their name says, to completely remove the death penalty from state laws. They are an organization that has helped many states in the last ten years rewrite their state laws and remove the death penalty. Their whole purpose is not just to abolish the death penalty, but advocate for the care of all victims of crime and according to their website. They also advocate for “policies that are rational, based on empirical evidence and government accountability.” Many people are for the death penalty because they feel like it is an appropriate punishment for the most heinous of crimes but if only they understood how long the process takes and what actually happens to the people put to death would they see how unethical and immoral it is. The United States having the highest incarceration rate per capita out of any country in the world and private prisons which are used to profit off of the extremely cheap work of prisoners are some of the many things wrong with the United States justice system today. When it comes to taking action regarding the death…

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