Death Penalty Abolitionism

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Perhaps the best argument to abolish the death penalty is the risk of sentencing the innocent to death. In 1976 the death penalty was reinstated in America, since then over 1,413 individuals have been executed and 155 individuals have been exonerated from death row (Death Penalty Information Center). There is no clear way of knowing how many of those 1,413, who were executed since 1976, were actually innocent (Death Penalty Information Center). The court system does not entertain cases of those who have already been executed (Death Penalty Information Center). Therefore, there are few cases that abolitionist can use to argue. The Center of Wrong Convictions at Northwestern Law School reviewed 86 death row cases and concluded there are numerous
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