Another reason to abolish the death penalty is the error rate. The error rate is simply appalling and unacceptable when we’re talking about something that can’t be reversible. Since 1973, 139 men and women were released from death row because DNA has proved their innocence. While researching this topic, I came across a guy name Ray Krone. He was released from death row in 2002. He spent ten years in prison in Arizona for a murder that he did not commit. DNA testing proved his innocence. Ray Krone is one example of those 139 people released from death row since 1973.
The United States is currently under recession and the vast expenses going towards the capital punishment is not helping. Executions cost far more than to keep that person in prison for life. As reported by