10 Shocking Facts About Capital Punishment

The majority of countries have already abolished the capital punishment against prisoners, as it goes against the UN charter for human rights. Several countries, however, still practice this form of punishment, including China, India, Indonesia, and the United States. While most people simply consider this a justified act, others still are fighting to have it completely abolished from the judicial system. However, there is quite a bit about the capital punishment that most people don’t even know. So, to enlighten everyone, here are ten shocking facts.


As of right now, the majority of countries have already abolished the capital punishment. Those who have not include: China, Iran, North Korean, Yemen, and the United States. These are where the majority of executions take place.

Incredible Costs

The cost to execute a prisoner is said to be between 2 to 5 times higher than it would to keep them alive and in prison for the rest of their lives. Basically, it would be more cost efficient to just feed them every day.

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