The Pros And Cons Of The Death Penalty

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Death row is a specific prison for prisoners who are under sentence of death and awaiting the executions. Death penalty is the most deterrent and punitive punishment applied to offenders who are incapable of reform and should be excluded from social life. There are many ways to authorize it such as hanging, electrocution, or lethal injection. However, convict someone in a death row has been a long struggle in the United States, a country always emphasizes about democratic and human rights. In addition, someone did something bad doesn’t mean he or she is a bad person in his or her whole life. Bryan Stevenson writes in Just Mercy, “The state [Alabama] had nearly a hundred people on death row as well as the fastest-growing condemned population in the country, but also had no public defender system, which meant that large numbers of death row prisoners had no legal representation of any kind (21).” That’s why the death row needs to be more considered and decreased because of the humanity. First, let discuss about some advantages and disadvantages of the death penalty. Death penalty helps prevent crimes as an example. In case the offence escapes, or something unfortunately happens, more innocents will die. However, people have the right to live. Moreover, if the offence is wrongly convicted, his or her life is ruined. In Just Mercy, there are many cases that told us about wrongful conviction and imprisonment by some reasons. Stevenson mentions, “My short time on death row
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