What Is The Death Penalty Inhumane

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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. By the time the prisoners are executed or proven not guilty, everything will be too late. Even if an inmate escape execution and prison time, the society does not merely except those who have been in prison. Either the criminals would…show more content…
Constitution and the fundamental rights of a person. Amendment fourteen of the U.S. Constitution states “...nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property” (U.S. Constitution). The Death penalty is unconstitutional because it takes away individual lives cruelly in an unusual way. This statement in the U.S. Constitution applies to everyone, including criminals. However, the process of death penalty is also cruel and unusual because criminals are locked up in small brick cells while waiting for their sentence. According to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, “No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.” Being locked up in a small cells is humane because it fuels many issues that is preventable. Criminal did not have to go through problems like mental issues and physical attacks, but the environment they are locked up subjected inmates to these types of problems. Furthermore, the death penalty is very expensive and does no good for taxpayers who pay tax dollars for the criminals to be…show more content…
Instead, some criminals are wrongfully convicted and never went through a fair trial. Taxes would still be high and inhumanity would still be the problem. By sentencing a criminal to death, the people who protecting the laws are also the killers. America is the only free, democratic country where death penalty exist. The system should be abolished because one wrong evidence can cause a life. The oldest inmate was seventy-four years old before he was executed, he lived thirty-six years in prison. Life term in prison may not be an ideal punishment for some criminal, but it the best solution and still constitutional. A person who committed a crime should not be judged solely by their mistakes and be buried with the mistakes
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