The death penalty is the correct punishment for those that are sentenced to it. It is in place to hold those accountable for the most heinous crimes. People should know that your life is not worth more than the ones you took prematurely. Some say that life in prison is worse; that could not be further from the truth. The death penalty is not taken lightly nor is it a public spectacle like it once was. The death penalty should stay and not be outlawed.