Capital Punishment And The Death Penalty Are Important For Public Safety

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People who disagree believe “Capital punishment and the death penalty are important for public safety” *(qtd. in Ricketts). Just because it is important for public safety does not mean death roll inmates should be executed. They could incarcerate them for life. There is a reason correctional officers exist. Capital punishment should absolutely be abolished because it has not deterred crime. The prisons and jails are overpopulated “Today in California the numbers are far worse: 750 death row inmates, three executions in the past 10 years” (Von Drehle 32). People who disagree also believe “The doses given to death-row inmates are so high that pain is almost an impossibility” (qtd. in Dershwitz 44). Nonetheless, “Yet after seeming to pass out,

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