Sentencing To The Death Penalty

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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 …show more content…
One is that the biggest punishment for any crime tended to be death. The value of an individual 's life was then given more value and many options came to be considered, like that of life imprisonment. Life imprisonment, also known as life without the possibility of parole (LWOP) is a lesser punishment than that of the death penalty. Instead of sentencing a person to death, sentencing them to life imprisonment was seen as a much better option. The idea that a murderer rots in jail for the rest of his or her life with no possibility of an appeal or a retrial made many people incredibly joyous. The main difference is that an individual sentenced to the death penalty, while on death row, can appeal or challenge his or her case before dying. Both ultimately an individual sentenced to the death penalty and one sentenced to LWOP remain in prison until it is their time to face

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