ARGUMENTS AGAINST THE DEATH PENALTYIDENTIFY REA- EXPLAIN REASON PROVIDE EVIDENCESONe.g Many inno- The major problem with the death penaltyAccording to the American Civil Liberties Union,cent people is that once such a sentence has been car-research has shown that 1 in 7 sentenced to execu-have been exe- ried out there is no going back. If new evi-tion in the US are later found to be innocent. Since dence later comes to light, then the wrong-1973, 130 people have been released from deathcuted ly accused person has already been killed –row having been wrongly convicted of murder therefore there is no opportunity for them(Amnesty International) to be cleared of their crime in any mean- ingful sense. Every legal system in the civi-"I cannot support a system which, in its adminis- lized world accepts that it can make mis-tration, has proven so fraught with error and has takes, which is why they have an appealcome so close to the ultimate nightmare, the system. If this is the case, then why do theystates taking of innocent life..’ – Governor refuse certain people the right to be proven innocent at a later date? George Ryan of IllinoisCheaper The cost of the whole case for Many articles say that the actual cost someone being sentenced for the of the death penalty is very expensive be- death penalty is very expensive be- cause it requires a long and complex judi- cause the case usually lasts a verycial process. long time.(Sometimes up to 25 Statistics say that California could save years!) Also the cost to actually over 1 billion dollars by abolishing the carry out the ‘sentence’ costs a lot.death penalty. The equipment needed for the actual execution is very expensive.Inhumane We as other humans have no right The global human rights constitution to take the life of another human. states that no person is allowed to kill Also, it is against the global humananother person. rights constitution.