Death Penalty Retribution Essay

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Even though the death penalty could be considered unconstitutional under the eighth and fourteenth amendments, people fear nothing more than death. Execution dates being carried out promptly on assigned dates would discourage most anyone from committing future crimes worthy of the death penalty. Our society is based on the need for retribution, making a wrongdoer pay the price equivalent to the price the wrongdoer did. Not carrying out executions prolongs the mental and emotional suffering of the victim 's family and friends, and it cost taxpayers millions of dollars per year to house a death row inmates.

The total number of inmates executed in the united states is 1,434. While the number of inmates currently on death row is 2,943, 55 of which are female inmates. Our need for retribution dates back to
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Once on the streets the inmates would spread the word to fellow gang members or partners and eventually people would be less likely to commit crimes knowing the punishment could be death. In Sweden they shut down 4 jails due to a drastic decline in inmates due to their extensive rehabilitation program. Imagine the US shutting down half of its prisons. Taxpayers would be grateful that their $39 billion would go to something better. Deterring future criminals should be the real purpose of the death penalty. In middle eastern countries if you are caught stealing your hand is chopped off. It sure detures you from stealing again. Imaging seeing a televised execution while you were sitting in general population for stealing a car. In most states 3 felonies makes you a three time loser and you are sentenced to life in prison. Why have life sentences? Most inmates commit violent crimes while incarcerate to earn a death penalty. You do the crime you pay with time. You take a life you should lose

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