Editor, Ceres Courier,
The death penalty is the execution of a person for committing and being convicted of a capital crime. As far back as ancient china in the 18th Century BC, the Code of King Hammurabi of Babylon codified the death penalty for 25 different crimes, although murder was not one of them.
The death penalty is not used a lot but when it is used it is not in full effect after a number of years they still get luxury in a jail cell living. Lori Ornellas' nephew had been killed and she argues for the death penalty by saying, "The people on death row can watch TV and enjoy their lives for another 20 years before they are executed." In the article, "Top Arguments for the Death Penalty," Citizen 10 says, "Capital punishment is necessary to deliver justice to the victims of murder or extreme violence." I believe this is necessary because why should they be able to live a moment longer while the family is hurting.