The Death Penalty Should Be Banned Essay

1045 Words Nov 5th, 2015 5 Pages
The Death Penalty has been the consequence of many unlawful crimes since the early 1600’s and even before that. Some crimes are so gruesome that they can result in the death of the people who committed that crime. The methods that are used to execute inmates that are given the death penalty are lethal injection, which is one of the most common methods, electrocution, gas chambers, hanging, and firing squad. Most of these methods are just as inhumane as the crimes that are committed to receive this punishment. The death penalty should be banned for many reasons, some of those reasons are that financially it cost more to execute someone than to give them life in prison, someone could be wrongly accused and given the death penalty for crimes they didn 't commit, and also the death penalty can have major effect on the lives of people. Many people may believe the death penalty is worth the cost but sentencing someone to the death penalty is much more expensive than life in prison. It is said to be 4-5 times the amount of sentencing someone life in prison. Fox News states, every time a person is sentenced to die, a school closes. Though that statement may be a bit drastic it is also very accurate tax payer’s money are paying for inefficient reasons. On Cost of the Death Penalty it has been calculated that over $700,000 is spent on cases without death penalty and about $1.26 million on cases with the death penalty. Taxpayers are paying an extra $90,000 per year for a death row…

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