Explanation of the federal government's death penalty laws, procedures and eligible crimes.
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In 2349 , a Tasha Yar from an alternate timeline tried to escape from Romulus with her daughter, Sela . She was caught and later executed when Sela cried out upon realizing she was being taken from her father. ( TNG : " Redemption II ")
Hanging of the four people convicted for murdering Abraham Lincoln (1865)
Criminal punishment is a huge source of controversy in the United States. Opponents often argue that innocent people are sometimes executed and that the main motive is revenge, not true justice. Those who support the death penalty debate that the punishment offers retribution for victims of murder and is more cost efficient than offering life sentences in prison. Whether or not the death penalty will remain legal in the United States has yet to be seen.