“The death penalty in America is a broken process from start to finish. Death sentences are predicted not by the heinousness of the crime but by the poor quality of the defense lawyers, the race of the accused or the victim, and the county and state in which the crime occurred.” Capital Punishment is a huge issue even today being that the death penalty is legal eleven states.
Executions began a long time ago mainly occurring in the south, yet still, continue as a method of punishment for a crime committed. The problems with this sentencing is that goes against the idea of our human right to life. In many cases, the enforcement fails to consider conditions of criminals that cause them to commit the crime mainly being mental health. The death penalty is often considered to be less money than keeping a prisoner for a life sentence, however, this actually isn’t true.
Capital punishment is actually very expensive, especially pertaining to some techniques used. Another big issue would be the “administration of executions is utterly flawed…” It is not uncommon for the executions to actually cause pain and torture even though its promised otherwise. The death penalty is becoming less common every year, both states and communities throughout the U.S. are becoming more and more against it. The amount executed as a country is decreasing every year, and soon will possibly be completely abolished.deathpenalty
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