Argument: The death penalty helps protect inmates and prison guards
Jerry Kilgore. Some crimes call for death. USA Today. 24 Oct. 2002 - But capital punishment is not just about retribution; it can be a deterrent. And to those who say that life without parole is enough, we have seen the inmates who attack and kill other inmates, inmates who attack prison guards, and inmates who escape and continue their rampages of killing. These purveyors of terror have lost their right to live.