Essay about The Death Penalty Should Not Be Legal

1218 Words Sep 30th, 2015 5 Pages
Koop 4 punishment is an “inhumane and impermissible device to foster vengeance.” The Pope said that he speaks the thoughts that the lord has given him, and so said, “every life is sacred, every human person is endowed with an inalienable dignity, and society can only benefit from the rehabilitation of those convicted of crimes.” The Pope doesn’t beat around the bush and gets straight to the point of subjects which are seen as taboo or impolite conversation, thusly sparking debate over the death penalty again.
In the current day and age the death row doesn’t make any logistical sense for the United States of America to continue to uphold. The death penalty costs more to maintain rather than a sentence to life, when taking into consideration the long legal process in order to come to a lawful sentence and fair trial of the accused. The government is using valuable resources to go through the long arduous process, such as judges, prosecutors, and other court devices. It is estimated that cases with the death penalty as a possibility costs approximately four times as more than those that don’t; New York estimated that it cost 1.8 million dollars just for the trial and initial appeal of one case alone. Per every capital defendant it’s ten times as many hours when compared to a non-capital defendant, with a ratio of one to eight thousand hours per every capital (1: 8,000) and one to one hundred and eighty per every non-capital defendant (1: 180). It is a waste of the American…

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