If a member of my family were brutally murdered, I would want retribution. Why should we pay to house, feed, and clothe an inmate in prison? Prisoners are not contributing to society. If someone has taken a life out of pure malice, their life doesn't have any value to me. Why spend the money on them? They are not going to be rehabilitated and they don't deserve to step foot out of prison ever. Give them the chair!
The death penalty is an all inclusive final affront that is only used after extensive adjudication of courts and of public government officials. Retribution is a pay back for something and taking ones life away is not measure for committing a crime in the civilized legal system of justice. t