Essay On Texas Death Penalty

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The death penalty should continue to be legal because it is inexpensive. The death penalty makes for a good way for people to get the justice they deserve. In Texas the death penalty being legal makes sure that the people that commit heinous crimes pay. Texas does not suffer from political doubt, and certain cases are a no other answer that the death penalty. It cost the Texas Department of Criminal Justice $83 to execute a prisoner by lethal injection alone. The Attorney General alone donates 15% of his budget, to death penalty cases. Maintaining each death row prisoner costs taxpayers $90,000 per year. It cost more than $31,000 to keep someone in prison for a year. The most recent report is that only fifteen states have gotten rid of it all together. These states being Alaska, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia and Wisconsin. Even though the price of drugs for execution is now fifth-teen times higher than it was a year ago, and this is the most significant for Texas, the state that carries out one of the largest number of …show more content…

California for example are making the moves to put it on their state ballot. Which has something to do with all of filing and paperwork that goes on pre, during, and post-trial. In terms of money being spent the California Commission found that with California’s current death row populations prices may rise to 63.3 million dollars a year. Maryland and Connecticut have made moves to get it removed from their states all together. The U.S. is the only western democracy to use the death penalty. Amnesty International announced that in all 34 states continue to allow the death penalty as punishment for hinges crimes. America is the fifth highest number of prisoners in the world and 13 out of 43 executions took place in

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