The death penalty has been around for a while and people have called for it to be abolished. I think that if someone committed that serious of a crime then they should have to go to prison because they would suffer more there.
This ProCon.org page gives multiple pros and cons of the death penalty. Some of the pros say that it is an appropriate punishment for what some criminals have done. A con is it “contradicts God’s plan for individuals and society” and that it is not our right to have something like that.
CNN questions the death penalty in this article. The author says “the victims will often have died much worse deaths than the killer will be subjected to.” They also give financial reasons as to why the death penalty wouldn’t make sense. Having the death penalty would cost states $3.5 million compared to $150,000 without. There are also innocent people who end up on death row.