Capital Punishment: An Argument Against The Death Penalty

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The Death of Capital Punishment Should we put capital punishment to death? Capital punishment has been used as far back as the eighteenth-century B.C. The death penalty has spread from Great Britain to the States during the American Revolution, where it has brought a whole slew of problems and despair across the country. Capital punishment may seem to be the solution to heinous criminals, but it should be abolished due to the extensive costs, the fact that it is a form of cruel and unusual punishment, and the tremendous emotional stress on everyone involved. The average prisoner spends eight years on the death row. Prisoners have to be placed in a maximum-security facility and the person requires a considerably more time and work on the correction workers behalf. The prisoner is also surrounded by an extensive number of cameras, all costing a tremendous amount. In Florida, and many other states, a prisoner who has been sentenced to the death row has to be watched for…show more content…
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