Abolish the death penalty

The death penalty is not a deterrent from crimes.

We are writing from a social work class at University of New England, and are asking for consideration of abolishing the death penalty.

The death penalty is process that in the end guarantees more suffering for victims? families and society at large. Putting people to death is more costly than incarcerating them for life, and even then our legal system is not foolproof.

Mounting evidence that innocent people were on death row led Illinois to impose a moratorium on executions in 2000, and the pace of executions elsewhere has slowed because of similar concerns. Even U.S. Supreme Court justices are voicing concern about the death penalty's

application. Abolishing the death penalty and using life without parole instead can't fix all the injustices exposed in courts across the nation. But at least no one would be executed as a result.