Definition:
The death penalty is the humane way of killing a criminal for a very horrendous crime. The death penalty was reintroduced into the United States in 1977 and since then over one thousand people have been executed.While some people believe its wrong to take the life of another human, others feel that if murderers are not put to death, it gives them another chance to kill. Thirty-five out of the fifty states in the U.S. have the death penalty, which is some indication that it is widely used.


Purpose:
The purpose of this blog is to present both sides of the issue along with the facts so that you can make an informed decision regarding the use death penalty throughout the United States.


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The Pros of Not Letting Murderers Walk Our Streets
JFA [Justice for All] estimates that LWOP cases will cost $1.2 million-$3.6 million more than equivalent death penalty cases. A shocking number to any person who understands the magnitude of that amount of money. With 3 million dollars you can go on a peacekeeping mission to the Democratic Republic of Congo. All because we choose to use the death penalty instead of life without parole. The death penalty would also save money by eliminating the overpopulation of prisons. If there are fewer criminals in the prisons, then less money is spent towards keeping them alive. There are many pros to why the death penalty should be used everywhere, here are a few that could help you make the right decision.
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Horrors of the Death penalty

Did you know that it costs more money to put someone on death row, than it does to keep them in prison for the rest of their life? Some experts say that its unconstitutional because in the constitution it says the punishment must fit the crime, and some think that no crime is worth death. Lastly it doesn’t bring the victim back to life, so some think that it’s not worth the pain that they are going to cause the murders family.