Should Ohio use capital punishment?



The Majority of states in the US have given up capital punishment. Some continue to use it but others turned to life in prison. They believe it is more humane

For years, the United States has punished crimes with a fit punishment. Whether it was five years in prison or even death, our system has been incarcerating convicts since the beginning of civilization. But now, Ohio is rethinking using the death penalty. Could this be the start to a new prison system?

Junior Jacob Spiegel said,”I would be against it because life in prison is more humane and gives people a chance to redeem themselves, but at the same time it seems to be much worse of a punishment.”

On November, 2009, Ohio announced it would only use lethal injections for capital punishment. But now, Ohio is rethinking its method of killing the killers. They are considering replacing the lethal injection with a new, head-ripping machine. It would be “more humane.”

Freshman Mark Huffer said, “It is not smart. It’s practically just murder and its not fit for the crime they commited. I feel that life in prison is fair.”

Supreme Court Justice William J. Brennan JR. said, “Perhaps the bleakest fact of all is that the death penalty is imposed not only in a freakish and discriminatory manner, but also in some cases upon defendants who are actually innocent.”

Does Ohio have the right to force capital punishment onto people without knowing a full 100 percent that they are guilty? Even if they do know for sure, is it still fair? For years, we have dealt with situations like this with the ultimate punishment. But maybe it is time to change the system and evolve. So in the end, who is the real murderer?