Essay on The Death Penalty Of The United States

1244 Words Dec 4th, 2016 5 Pages
Second reason to change the method of execution in the United States is finances. Cases without the death penalty cost approximately $740,000, while cases with the death penalty cost over than $1.2 million- it is almost $500,000 difference. To maintain a death row prisoner to live in prison costs taxpayers $90,000 more per year than a prisoner in general population. At this moment, in 2016 there are 714 inmates on California 's death row (“Costs of the Death Penalty”). Also the death penalty is also growing more expensive with each passing year. A 2014 study in Kansas reported that a death row prisoner costs twice as more than general population prisoner- $25,000 difference, it is due to heightened security (Chammah, 2016). According to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, the cost for the drugs used in lethal injection is $86.08 (“Methods of Execution”). Maintaining a death-row prisoner is a lot more expensive than executing him, therefore it proves an effectiveness of saving money; furthermore death penalties will not be prohibited in the United States. With all the finances which are used to maintain prisoners on good health- to maintain their health with regular medical checkups, and afterwards to do a lethal injection- contradiction! The initiating process for transplantations from death-row prisoners would be if a medical personal knows that the death row inmate is in good health- they could potentially use the patient for regular blood donations for other…

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