The cost is extremely high, and it is not worth the risk. There is no evidence that the death penalty prevents crimes from happening. Abolishing the death penalty will save money and keep innocent people from dying. Conclusion Three strikes laws, the war on drugs, lack of rehabilitation programs and mandatory minimum sentences have caused the prison overcrowding problem in the United States. Furthermore, the death penalty is not a solution to crime and cost society.
The other thing is that each death row prisoner to maintain the prisoner cost taxpayers 90,000 more per year, but without the death penalty cost 740,000, while to use the death penalty cost 1.26 million. The crimes are also pretty severe to have you be sent to death row, “The capital offenses include espionage, treason, and death resulting from aircraft hijacking. However, they mostly consist of various forms of murder such as murder committed during a drug-related drive-by shooting, murder during a kidnapping,murder for hire, and genocide.” There can be many reasons why you can be sent to death row. The question you need to ask yourself, is it worth taking the life of someone, or should we forgive and forget? People can look at the death penalty in a lot of different ways.
Race, Class, and Incarceration The main goal of the U.S. law enforcement has been to make the world a safer place but in the process of making the world a safer and “better” place there have been quite some downfalls. One of those many downfalls would have to be the American prison system. In today’s society police enforcement has given so much focus on prosecuting street crime while failing to acknowledge white-collar crime and other major crimes that occur every day. As demonstrated in Trends in U.S. corrections, the U.S. has had the highest rates of incarceration as of 2011 adding up to more than seventy hundred thousand(The Sentencing Project 3). Race and class play an important role on who is punished for such crimes as well as who gets
People of color have accounted for a disproportionate 43 % of total executions since 1976 and 55 % of those currently awaiting execution. A moratorium of the death penalty is necessary to address the blatant prejudice in our application of the death penalty. One can also notice the death penalty is disproportionately directed towards racial minorities and in many jurisdictions African Americans are subjected to Capital Punishment at a rate of 38% higher than all others (Ruts-Terrian). It can be argued when looking at the actual numbers of how many white people are on death row they outnumber the amount of black people on death row. However, when you look at the population density and how many people there actually are of each race in the United States African American people are disproportionately represented on death row.
But in 2010 men committed 90 percent of the 15,094 murders, which is the most recent year that the FBI has data on (¨The Death Penalty Has a Gender Bias¨). Vast majority of people in many different states would prefer the death penalty to be put too end. Some people will agree that life in prison is a worse punishment than being put to death. A case without the death penalty is 740,000 but with the death penalty being brought up to case is roughly about 1.26 million (“death penalty information center”). With tax payers having a increase of 90,000 per year with the death penalty being put to use.
Joey Arbuckle Mr. Lealos English II, 2 17 September 2015 Capital Punishment Only 13 of 800 total prisoners sentenced to the death penalty in California have been . The amount of money spent keeping these prisoners on death row for all these years is over $4 billion (End the death penalty in California 2012). From having the death penalty, California has been wasting tax-payer’s money on repeal and living costs. California should abolish the death penalty because the prisoners cost too much and it does not deter criminals. The death penalty costs too much in California due to the high price of appeals for prisoners and executions.
The Death Penalty, loss of life due to previous crimes and actions, is believed by some to be extremely costly, inhumane, and cruel unlike some others whom believe it is just, right, and provides closure. The Death Penalty is not a quick and easy process. Most who get sentenced to deaths row wait years for their ultimate punishment of death. Some believe that it is not right to punish and kill a human for actions they have done because, they believe that the inmate should have another chance. Then others believe that it is right to punish someone for their actions especially if their actions involve killing another or multiple humans.
As a result, capital juries tend to be whiter and more dominated by males than are juries in other cases. It has been suggested that as a result of this, capital juries are about 43% more likely to sentence a killer to die if his victim is white. Undeniably, capital juries show some racial disparities in their sentencing decisions. If juries in capital cases were not subject to death-qualification procedures, there is little reason to believe these racial disparities would survive. The solution, some might suggest, to minimize racial discrepancies in capital sentencing is to eliminate the ability of prosecutors to disqualify anyone with qualms about capital punishment from the jury pool.
We tend to dehumanize criminals and forget that they too are real people who have the capacity to experience pain, fear and loss. There is no way to know what exactly death feels like, but it's an indisputable fact that the process before an execution can have extreme effects on a prisoner's mental health. How would you feel if you knew you were to be executed in 72 hours time? Not only do executions affect the convict, but also society as a whole. During the 17th and 18th centuries people became so used to public hangings that eventually they came to enjoy the display.
There is a reason why americans incarnation rates are seven times higher than say our European allies and the murder rate is also ten times higher. We are putting people in jail a lot times for nonviolent crimes then letting them out more violent and dangerous than when they went in. It would so much more cost efficient if we taught them in a non harmful environment. So they would learn not to do it again instead of spending thousands of dollars for nothing except for them just to break the law