The death penalty should not be allowed. Even for convicted murderers this is an inhumane punishment, not to mention the fact that in case of someone being wrongfully convicted, this punishment can in no way be undone or compensated. It is bizarre to punish someone by committing the exact same act he was convicted for and it should never be up to another person to decide whether someone lives or dies, despite that person’s intention being protecting society. Not only is the punishment unethical, it also costs tax payers a large sum of money. In the state of California for example, the cost of an inmate on death row, as opposed to an inmate in prison, is an additional 90,000 USD per year per inmate.