Thesis: The Death Penalty is not fair because innocent people are convicted, some have been almost executed, some have been executed and exculpatory evidence was discovered post execution and some have been executed despite of exculpatory evidence. The high cost of prosecuting Death Penalty cases reflects this.
INTRODUCTION I In spite of far reaching ramifications many states in America still apply and carry out the Death Sentence.
A. The Death Sentence is obtained and carried out inconsistently.
B. Death Sentence cases cost much more to prosecute than those of life without parole because of the finality of the sentence.
II Death Sentence cases create situations where innocent people can be executed, or wait for years on “Death Row” for ...