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The Death Penalty Is Needed
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More than 13,000 people have been legally executed since colonial
times, most of them in the early 20th Century. By the 1930s, as many as 150
people were executed each year. However, public outrage and legal
challenges caused the practice to come to a halt. By 1967, capital
punishment had virtuall ....
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....cution is unacceptable, what is the alternative?
Incapacitation. Convicted murderers can be sentenced to lengthy prison
terms, including life, as they are in countries and states that have
abolished the death penalty. Most state laws allow life sentences for
murder that severely limit or eliminate the e possibility of parole. At
least ten states have life sentences without the possibility of parole for
20, 25, 30 or 40 years, and at least 18 states have life sentences with no
possibility of paro....
|Number of words: 536
||Approximate pages: 2
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