Reasons why the death penalty should be abolished:
INNOCENCE- 141 death row inmates were exonerated prior to their executions. They were all found innocent of their crimes. 18 were found innocent due to DNA evidence. Average number of years between being sentenced to death and exoneration: 9.8 years. At least 39 executions are claimed to have been carried out in the U.S. in the face of evidence of innocence or serious doubt about guilt.Ten inmates executed were found to be innocent after they were executed.
One example is George Junius Stinney Jr. At age 14, accused of murdering two white girls,he is the youngest person executed in the United States in the 20th century (1944). The boy was small for his age (5'1). So small in fact they had to stack books on the electric chair. Because there was literally no evidence against him the question of Stinney's guil
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