“If they execute me then I want it to be for a reason. What I want to come out of that is that they finally stop executing innocent people in this country,” Glossip declares. Attorney Bobby Bland has seen his share of killings reports “I felt that if I could get a plea for life without parole, that would be the best for everyone.”According to the Death Penalty Information Center then number of prisoners put to death in 2015 were 20. Anthony Ray Hinton was on death row for 30 years because of a murder he committed in 1985. He was freed in 2015 and when he was he notes that “being on death row has taken so much from me as a human being.
Between 1973 and 2017,157 innocent people were put on the death row before the case was solved. Some of the criminals were guilty, but they were put to death because the legal system failed to prove the innocence of the criminal. The United States is one of the five countries where the death penalty still exists. Criminals who are sentenced to death are placed in single cell rooms while waiting for their execution. All inmates can do while on the death row is to sit in the small cells and wait for death to come.
With this solution, the convict will not be integrated back into the society, thus decreasing the number of reoffending convicts. But even with this solution, there will be a number of murderers that will arise from our society. One way to solve this may be to do further research and analysis in order to try to prevent more people from killing innocent victims in our society. Furthermore, the question of whether to reinstate the death penalty in Canada is very difficult to answer. But through further analysis, saying no to the death penalty is overall the better decision.
The main reason is that, once this form of punishment has been carried out, it cannot be undone. For example, in January 1953, 19-year-old Derek Bentley went to the Gallows in London's Wandsworth prison after having been convicted of the murder of a policeman the previous year. Although the conviction may have been technically correct, it’s seen as totally unjust by most people that a person should be hanged for a crime that even the police at the scene said he neither did nor could have committed, as he was effectively under arrest at the time, after being caught for a robbery attempt. Bentley, however, wasn’t alone, as it was his friend Christopher Craig who fired the fatal shot, but as he was under 18 at the time, he couldn’t be given the same horrific sentence as Bentley and instead served just 10 years in prison. In effect, Bentley was sentenced to death because he was the older of himself and his friend, and because of Craig’s misinterpretation of “Let him have it [the gun].” For me personally, this is a prime example of the issues of using the death penalty as a form of punishment.
There are those who believe that no human being, no matter how much power or jurisdiction they have, should not have the ability and power to take away another persons life. And there are those who believe that anyone who commits crime such as murder, rape, and treason should be automatically sentenced to death without hesitation. One of the most common and most important reasons that is commonly used in the argument of the death penalty is, irrevocable mistakes. Reports say that there have been over 150 people in the last few years that have been taken from death because they were wrongfully convicted, and found innocent. Many people may not want to believe, but facts are that many innocent people have been convicted and executed.
After the span of 9 months and 216 trials, a consensus was reached. The verdicts included 12 sentenced to death by hanging, 3 sentenced to life in prison, 4 receiving prison sentences ranging from 10-20 years, and 3 being acquitted(History.com “Nuremberg Trials”). However, the dictating figure behind WWII was not present. Adolf Hitler committed suicide prior to being caught and charged in court(History.com Nuremberg trials). Unfortunately, the atrocities that have been committed by these individuals cannot be reversed, but by
There are some states to this day that still believe in the use of the death penalty. The states that use them have the intended use of them because they want the people who convict horrible crimes to never see the light of day again. In the usa there are still “31 states that use the death penalty”. The crimes that are convicted to be given the death penalty are murder which is taking the life of another human, treason which is betraying one 's country, drug trafficking which separates drugs everywhere through states, and last but not least espionage which is spying on one 's country or people. Some of the states that allow the death penalty in their state are Florida, Kentucky, Virginia, South Carolina, Arizona , Alabama, Utah ,Washington , California, Arkansas,Tennessee.
For instance, “Hitler committed suicide in his Berlin bunker on April 30th, 1945” (Axelrod 2). Adolf Hitler was a Nazi politician, and some believe he alone is to be blamed for the Holocaust, even though the Nuremberg Trials proved many others were guilty as well. When millions of people are killed, and one person that helped gets away, it is hard to be content. In addition to Hitler, “Goring was sentenced to death by hanging but two hours before his execution the “last renaissance man” committed suicide, taking a cyanide capsule he had managed to smuggle into the cell” (Catherwood and Horvitz 3). He had been tried and sentenced to death at Nuremberg, but instead of taking his punishment he rebelled.
There are some lacks of a judicial process in many countries including Thailand. Some prisoners were made the scapegoat for other people’s crimes. For example, in case of murder, Wuttichai Jaisamak was a wrongfully imprisoned person. As Rapirat reported on CNX News in 2014 that Wuttichai was charged with the murder of his girlfriend in 2005 and sentenced to get his all life in prison in 2011. After that, his family has asked the justice from police that there are some important concealed evidence in this case.