Guyana should retain the death penalty

Dear Editor,


For the following reasons below I suggest that the death penalty should be supported by all and retained in Guyana:

The death penalty gives closure to the victim’s families who have suffered.

It creates another form of crime deterrent.

Justice is better served.

It would seem that our justice system shows more sympathy for criminals than it does victims.

DNA testing and other methods of modern crime-scene science can now effectively eliminate almost all uncertainty as to a person’s guilt or innocence.

Prisoner parole or escapes can give criminals another chance to kill. It contributes to the problem of overpopulation in the prison system.

It gives prosecutors another bargaining chip in the plea bargain process, which is essential in cutting costs.

Guyana should retain the death penalty.


Yours faithfully,

Rooplall Dudhnath

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