|A Pace Odyssey
The death penalty has been an issue discussed on the state and federal level. People ask whether it is humane to take the life of someone else as a punishment. People also argue the opposite saying that because someone killed another person, that means we can take their life. California state governor argues that his reasons for granting 737 prisoners reprieve of the states death row was because, “I know people think an eye for an eye, but if you rape, we don’t rape”. However, there are other people that argue the death punishment provides an understanding and ultimatum for those wanting to commit a crime. Each death penalty averaged $1.26 million which is a lot, if the death penalty were cheaper then the United States wouldn’t have to spend as much money on prisoners however, right now the cost for the death penalty is very high. A person serving a sentence for life costs on average $45,000 annually which adds up quickly. Should the death penalty be enforced or abolished?