Essay about The Death Penalty

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The Death Penalty The death penalty is a form of punishment in which a person who has been convicted of a serious crime is executed under the rule of the criminal justice system. The death penalty has been in continuation for thousands of years and has gained widespread taking in the United States since early colonial times. In spite of the rising acceptance of the death penalty as an right punishment for certain crimes, such as first degree murders, there are still some people who argue against it on certain grounds. The debate on the good reason of the death penalty has raged on for a long time. On one hand, there are those who hold the opinion that the death penalty is a unkind punishment, which is both morally wrong and a violation of …show more content…
The death penalty is much more costly than life without parole because the Constitution needs a long and compound court process for capital cases. Also, this development is needed in order to make sure that innocent men and woman are not executed for crimes they did not give, and even with these security the risk of executing an innocent person can not be totally remove.
Here are some facts about the cost of Death Penalty :
• The California death penalty organization costs taxpayers more than $114 million a year past the cost of simply keeping the criminal locked up for life. (This figure does not take into account additional court costs for post-conviction hearings in state and federal courts, estimated to exceed several million dollars.)

• Through 11 executions spread over 27 years, on a per completing basis, California and federal taxpayers have paid more than $250 million for each capital punishment.

• It costs approximately $90,000 more a year to house an inmate on death row, than in the universal prison population or $57.5 million yearly.

• The Attorney General devotes about 15% of his budget, or $11 million once a year to death penalty cases.

• The California Supreme Court spends $11.8 million on appointed counsel for death row inmates.
• The Office of the State Public Defender and the Habeas Corpus Resource Center spend a total of $22.3 million on defense for needy defendants facing death.

• The federal court system spends

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