Essay about Sentencing Of The Death Penalty

1423 Words Nov 12th, 2016 6 Pages
Sentencing an individual to the death penalty does not necessarily mean that the individual dies then and there, the individual remains in a section for inmates sentenced to the death known as death row. Death row is a long process, which may last for years. "During this time, [inmates] are generally isolated from other prisoners, excluded from prison educational and employment programs, and sharply restricted visitation and exercise, spending as much as 23 hours a day alone in their cells," (Time on Death Row. 2016).Visitation is minimal, and when permitted it tends to be in part because time is running out and death is near. Usually, inmates are allowed to obtain training or participate in educational programs while in prison like that of GED. After serving the sentence imposed the individual that obtained a GED will be able to possibly get a job, thanks to the help of the education he received within prison walls. Most inmates tend to be uneducated thus getting a chance to receive some education or working skills like that of welding is great. An individual on death row, however, is not permitted to participate in such programs.While on death row, individuals are permitted to have a lawyer so that he or she can appeal if he or she wishes to do so. Chances are that with the right lawyer the inmate will win the appeal and instead put to death, life imprisonment will be awarded to him or her. Another possible outcome is that instead of being put to death, the individual dies…

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