the legally authorized killing of someone as punishment for a crime.
death penalty, death sentence, death warrant, execution, and judicial murder
The Methods of Execution
Pros and Cons
The Alternative Solution
Death Sentence Statistics
Botched Execution Cases
Methods of Execution
used in 3 states as of today
used in 9 states as of today
used in 7 states as of today
used in 32 states as of today
Death Sentence Statistics - Since 1976
561 / 1495 executions
113 / 1495 executions
112 / 1495 executions
88 / 1495 executions
73 / 1495 executions
97 / 1495 executions
Statistics on Botched Executions
from 1890 to 2014
85 / 2,721 botched
84 / 4,374 botched
32 / 593 botched
75 / 1,054 botched
- April 2014
- age: 38
- convicted of murder, rape, and kidnapping
- lethal injection
- 40 minutes after the procedure, pronounced dead after an apparent heart attack
- squirmed on the gurney
- gasped and spoke even after doctors declared him unconscious
- age: 14
- South Carolina
- convicted for 2 white girls, 7 and 11
- retrial lasted 3 hours
- all-white jury sentenced him to death after 10 minutes of deliberation
- electric chair
- ended up being wrongfully convicted since it was all alleged
George Stinney Jr.
- age: 33
- convicted of robbery, kidnapping, and murder
- 1900 volts, 30 seconds, electrode burst
- 2nd volt of electricity
- heart was still beating, was still alive
- 3rd and final volt
procedure took 14 minutes
John Louis Evans
Pros & Cons of Capital Punishment
The family of the victim will be given closure after all that suffering.
Direct and immediate justice is served through the death sentence.
Helps with Overpopulation
The problem of overpopulation in the prison system decreases.
Maintaining each death row prisoner costs taxpayers $90,000 more per year than a prisoner.
Even though the death penalty tries to seem as painless as possible, there's many 1 too many botched cases.
48% accused and on
death row are black.
Life Without Parole
person spending the rest of their life in prison.
doesn't allow an individual to leave prison in their total sentence.
Death Penalty VS Life Without Parole
risk of executing an innocent
expensive due to death row, and the billion dollars from taxpayers can be used for something else
does not risk the life of the innocent
even though it's behind bars, the prisoner will still end up dying
both equally as effective
Life without Parole
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