Death Penalty Is Inhumane

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In discussions of capital punishment, one controversial issue has been whether or not the death penalty benefits the states that enforce capital punishment. On the one hand, those who oppose the death penalty argues that capital punishment is inhumane and should not be used to end someone’s life. On the other hand, those in favor of capital punishment firmly believe that the death penalty is the only way to make the world just. My own view is: the death penalty gives life value and justice; it helps reduce prison crowding, and ensures public safety. Americans today tend to believe that the death penalty is inhumane and if the government kills someone they are decreasing the value of life. However, such accusations are simply not true. …show more content…
Many people who are opposed to capital punishment assume that this is not a big issue, but those people would be wrong. According to, Time magazine article writer, Adam Cohen, more and more prisons are becoming over crowded and are leading to more riots, more inmate on inmate physical contact, and more sexual abuse (Time article Cohen). Because of the lack of privacy and the lack of space the inmates are irritated and the guards are having a harder time keeping everything in order. The government has yet to come up with a solution for dealing with such high rates of over population, but I believe we already have a solution. If we enforced the death penalty there wouldn’t be as many prisoners in prison; they would be executed. Here many people who despise the death penalty would probably object that capital punishment is not the moral solution to such a problem. Regardless, we need a solution and we need it fast. The death penalty can help the prisons from becoming too full. Just letting prisoners out isn’t helping the cause because most prisoners go back to prison with in three years or so anyways. According to Crime In America, an online newspaper, “Fifty-two percent of the offenders were returned to prison for “serious” crimes and technical violations (they didn’t follow the rules of their release after prison)” (CrimeinAmerica.Net). That means over half the inmates that get out of prison go back and add to the prison’s population. If we put the death penalty to use, then the prisoners who are executed would not be able to come back and add to the population again. To help lower the rates of over crowded prisons, we need to keep and enforce the death

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