“As of January 1, 2007, there were currently 3,350 inmates on death row. There are currently 36 states as well as U.S. government that have the death penalty”(Source Death Penalty Information Center). “256 million dollars have been spent on capital punishment cases in 1983.” According to the dealthpenaltyinfo.org website
When state prisons are responsible for housing and providing medical are for sick inmates it could be a heavy burden to the taxpayer. I think that the amount of time that an inmate should spend on death row should be less than thirty days. Technology has advanced through the years so inmates should no longer be required to sit ten or fifteen years while waiting to be executed while exhausting all appeal options and at the same time claiming to be innocent. There should be a way to have the information confirmed in a thirty-day timeframe so that the burden of caring for these inmates is minimized. I do not believe in rehabilitating inmates I believe that if given the chance again most will commit violent crimes. For some the signs have always been there you often hear about inmates whose crimes were so vicious being interviewed and talking about how they had counseling as a child or their mother saw something in them that wasn’t right but denied it”. Until one day they couldn’t suppress the evil that was inside of them anymore so they acted out on it and as a result... [continues]
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