Capital Punishment

Capital Punishment

Correctional Facilities What happens if you are found guilty of a crime? YOU GO TO JAIL!! Famous Prison in Ohio Mansfield Penitentiary Punishments for people who are guilty

Probation You remain free in society, but under supervision of a parole officer. In 2000, more than 3.8 million lived on probation. Imprisonment Hard time!

The Jail House! The Pen! In 2009, more than 1.9 million people were in prison! What happens if you are a good prisoner? You might get parole Early release from prison. Can be offered by judges for good behavior

Usually comes with specific rules Must report to parole officer often Can not travel outside of the country CAPITAL PUNISHMENT The ultimate punishment BAILS, FINES AND PUNISHMENT Eighth Amendment (1791):

Protects citizens from excessive bails or fines Includes cruel and unusual punishment (death penalty) U.S. CAPITAL PUNISHMENT HOW WE KILL THEM. 38 states have the death penalty

Public Hanging Washington, Delaware and New Hampshire Most states favor lethal injection A handful still have firing squads and electrocutions on the books

In U.S. 1000 executions since 1976, Eleven in CA Note: Since 2000 Ohio has killed 17 people

MORE NUMBERS 2009 Executions(59) Last ten years Over 100 wrongfully convicted individuals have been released through DNA testing

Texas 23 Ohio 7 Oklahoma 6 Virginia 5 North Carolina 4 South Carolina 4 Alabama 2 Florida 2 Georgia 2

Nevada 2 Maryland 1 Arkansas 1 OHIOANS AND THE PENALTY OF DEATH March 2004 Field Poll: 68% of Ohioans in support of the death penalty Gallup Poll 2005: 64% of Americans in support of the death penalty

Debate: Is it administered fairly? Are poor people and minorities adversely affected?

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