Prison Has Better Retribution Than Capital Punishment Essay

1659 Words Nov 21st, 2015 7 Pages
I believe that life in prison has better retribution than capital punishment. Whomever should serve the term of life in prison, the punishment should be swift, severe, and certain. Someone that are on death row delivers less information on the circumstances of the crime and cost more. Life in prison provides more information and allows more resources to be invested in solving and preventing other crimes. People that are on death row gets a quick death without real benefits. “Sanctions for criminal behavior tended to be public events which were designed to shame the person and deter others” (History of the prison system, 2015). All inmates get treated the same way in prison. Today, there is over a million incarcerated prisoners that are serving time in prison. This paper will analyze and explore the situation of those sentenced to life in prison.

Incarceration Rate
“Although incarceration rates have declined for the third straight year, prison has been a popular sentence in the United States” (Carson & Golinelli, 2013). There have been twenty-four states that had increases in their prison population. “Among the 24 states and federal prison system with increases in their prison populations, the total increase amounted to 13,559 prisoners” (Carson & Golinelli, 2013). United States has the highest incarceration rate in the world. The United States rate is at least 500 prisoners per 100,000 residents. Men make up at least 85 percent of the prison population. Most of…

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