YOUR SAY: Death penalty never intended as deterrent

THE death penalty was never meant to be a deterrent, it is to remove those who are of no value to society, who denigrate society breaching laws committing unacceptable crimes.

It cost about $2 million to keep a prisoner in jail for 20 years.

Workers Compensation in no-fault accidental loss of life values that life at about $300,000, life and every part of your body has a value.

Those who oppose the death penalty must be prepared to pay the jail costs by paying greatly increased tax of 40%.

We live in a user pays society - someone has to pay this money and build new jails.

GJ MAY, Forestdale

 

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