When someone is on Death-row, they are held in cells until it is their time to be executed for committing horrible crimes.
History of the Punishment
First recorded death penalty: Code of Hammurabi.
Brought to U.S. by Britain when colonized.
Penalty under constant scrutiny.
1972 death penalty suspended: statutes considered “cruel and unusual”
violating the eighth amendment.
States rewrote statutes to eliminate the problem
Types of Execution
Many different types of execution including electric chair, lethal injection, hanging, firing squad, and gas chamber.
Visit http://deathpenaltycurriculum.org to see which states offer these reparations.
Many people believe it is unethical to execute someone and that it’s an injustice. I disagree, the death penalty is a crime deterrent, gives families retribution for loved ones, and helps prevent recidivism. It would be an injustice to abolish the penalty.
If people don’t have anything to fear they will do as they please. Capital punishment makes people think twice.
If someone in your family were murdered, would you want that person to be punished?
When a dog gets into the hen house it has to be put down because it will continue to do it.
Could the same not apply to humans?
The best solution to stopping the injustice of putting an end to capital punishment is to go out and vote for the legislatures that keep it running.