The Death Penalty Should Be Reinstated Essays

820 Words Jul 25th, 2016 4 Pages
Death Penalty Should Be Reinstated The death penalty should be reinstated to punish capital crime. I believe that we should reinstate the death penalty and make it the same through the whole United States. Should be the same in each State. People that committed a capital crime should only be allowed in prison for a minimum of 5 years then have lethal injection. I understand that not everyone believes that this should happen. They don’t believe that it’s right to take the criminals life when they took their loved one’s life. The cost leaving the person in prison on death row compared to doing lethal injection. “For every inmate that was executed, 7 lives were spared because of this.” The cost to keep a person in prison for life in the general population is 24,690. Department of corrections said housing some prisoners that are on death row cost more than twice as much per year. It cost 49,380 to keep the prisoner in prison on death row for the rest of their life. They have even said housing a prisoner on death row cost tax payers 90,000 or more per year than a prisoner that is in the general population (deathpenaltyinfo). People that have committed capital crime should only be allowed to stay in prison for the max of 5 years then be sentenced to lethal injection after that. Shouldn’t be allowed to stay in prison until they die.

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Others would say that they can stay in prison and that it’s not fair to take another person’s life. They say that it will not bring back…

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