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    Equality on death row. Death row is a horrifying place to spend the rest of your life. Knowing how and the exact day you will die can be scary enough, but being in a 6’ by 8’ cell for the rest of your life can be terrifying. Woman only make up about 1.8% of the people on death row since 1976. Men and woman may be very different people in many ways but are more than capable of committing the same crime. Women may be viewed as the weaker sex, nurturers and even comforters however, that…

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    Texas State University has a wonder gallery every semester. This semester we have The Last Supper: 700 Plates Illustrating Final Meals of U.S. Death Row Inmates. This gallery is made by Julie Green. Green was inspired by a section in her local newspaper about the inmates last meal request before execution. Each meal request is a reflection of the diversity that can be found in every prison. Green Plans to extend her gallery and add fifty more plates every year until capital punishment is…

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    institution of death row is unreliable and financially illogical. The criminal justice system in America is not always accurate, and when the context of the death penalty is included, a terrible combination arises. Using data from the Death Penalty Information center, it is evident that the court does not always make the right call. “Since 1973, 156 people have been exonerated from death row… Since 1976, 1411 people have been executed” (Innocence: List of Those Freed From Death Row). 156 people…

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    where a convict was executed even though someone else had sent repeated letters stating that he had committed such crime and not the person in death row. Yet the no more further investigation was made, and the person was executed. What if the person was innocent? Have we killed people wrongfully? If so, doesn’t that make us just as bad as the criminals on death…

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    Death Penalty In Prisons

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    The death penalty is used for violent offenders who have been convicted of premeditated murder. The death penalty has many purposes. First, it serves as a way for prisons to clear out many of the violent offenders. Second, the death penalty provides safety for both the prison and society. Lastly, the cost to execute someone costs less than keeping someone in prison for life. The death penalty is used in 32 of our 50 states. Of those 32 states Pennsylvania is one of them. Texas is the leader in…

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    Poncelet.” The death penalty is wrong and should not be used according to Matthew and David Gale. One fought against the death penalty on death row, while the other did something horrible and was put on death row. But both had the same thinking of mind that what the government is doing was not right. The life of David Gale and Dead Man Walking have similarities and differences. The Life of David Gale consisted of 3 main characters, David, Betsy, and Constance. David was against the death…

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    possibility of the state or government executing the wrong person. As a previous advocate for the death penalty, the argument of innocent people on death row was hard to swallow. I continuously believed in our capital punishment system and had little doubts that people on death row were innocent. However, with a little research, it became blatantly obvious that was not the case. For instance, 135 people on death row have been exonerated and released from prison since Furman v. Georgia (Hance…

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    Summary Just Mercy is a book written by Bryan Stevenson. The book tells stories of justice and redemption in America. People are often wrongly-convicted; some spend years in jail while others get put on death row for crimes they did not commit. People on death row usually are given lawyers that do not care about proving them innocent. The American justice system’s unfairness has affected many people, especially those whom are part of the African-American society as well as high poverty areas. 5…

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    Death Penalty Argument

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    years on death row, Jonah Garrison is put to death by the electric chair for a murder he claims he did not commit. Whether Jonah committed the crime or not, he suffered the death penalty for the actions that had been committed. The officials that executed Jonah believed he did not commit the murder and that he was an innocent man. Jonah’s family is distraught by their loss while the prosecuting family, the family of the murdered victim, no longer believe that Jonah deserved the death penalty…

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    The death penalty has been used for thousands of years, dating all the way back to Hammurabi’s Code in the 1700s BC, which is most known for its famous line, “an eye for an eye”. It is still in use today, and is the subject of much controversy for a few main reasons. One, some people question the ethics of killing someone. Two, it costs an average of $90,000 more per year per prisoner to keep a prisoner on death row as opposed to a normal jail, according to Rone Tempest, award-winning author of…

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