The death penalty should be enforced in every state in the country to eliminate the problems in our society. If we have the death penalty in all fifty states, crime rates would most likely decrease. Our jails would not be filled with dangerous criminals who waste the taxpayers' dollars, especially when they serve no purpose to our society. Prison Fellowship founder Chuck Colson stated, "When you put a guyÃ¢ÂÂ¦in prison, you're spending $40,000 a year to support that personÃ¢ÂÂ¦The skills they learn to survive inside our violent prisons make them more dangerous when they get out."
Although they can be found guilty for making wrong decisions, not all criminals who commit crimes should be charged with the death penalty. It is the criminals who commit serious acts of violence or repetitive crimes who should be sentenced to death. For example, people who commit murders (non-accidental or mass murders) are perfect candidates for the death penalty.
However, if a person's life was in jeopardy, and they murdered another individual out of self-defense, he or she should not be charged with the death penalty or have to serve time in jail. Deciding whether or not an individual deserves this harsh punishment (the death penalty) should highly depend on the situation and reasoning behind the murder. If a person kills another individual, accidentally, driving under the influence, he or she should not be charged with the death penalty. Instead, they should pay heavy fines and serve time in prison. Now, if the same person has more than one incident of killing innocent people while driving intoxicated, he or she should be sentenced to death. The death penalty should be enforced in every state to protect the lives of many individuals. Plus, there is a great possibility...