Argumentative Essay: Florida's Death Penalty

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One of the things I have learned from the lecture on the death penalty is that Florida is one of the states that has the most exonerations from death row within the thirty- six states that enforce the death penalty in the U.S. One of the reasons why Florida has the most exonerations from death row is because prior to 1923 the executions in Florida were carried out by the county rather than by the state and also because before 1976 Florida used to execute inmates with different methods of execution such as the lethal injection, electrocution, lethal gas, firing squad, and hanging (Death Penalty Information Center). However, today the most common method of execution used in Florida as well as in other states is the lethal injection because it …show more content…
One of the reasons why a death penalty case is so costly is because most of the people who face death row cannot afford any legal representation, and so the state is then forced to pay all the legal costs of the case as well as the compensations that correspond to the attorneys, the jurors, the court personnel and the specialist brought by the defense (Schwartz, 2016). Another reason why the death penalty should be abolished is because in some cases the person who has been executed ends up being innocent after being put to death. According to the lecture on the death penalty, during the last couple of years, 68% of the death sentences have been revised partly because there have been some errors done at the trial or because the person has been wrongfully convicted by the jury (Schwartz, 2016). The last reason why the death penalty should be abolished is because no one should be chosen to take another man's life. In the video Former Florida Warden Speaks Out Against the Death Penalty, Ron McAndrew, talks about how he is against the death penalty after being a big supporter of sending inmates for the death penalty. In this interview, Ron explains the process that inmates go through once they have been convicted to death row, and how his job as a correctional officer has