Death Penalty in US – level 1
The death penalty is a way to punish criminals. A judge decides for the death penalty when someone does something very bad. Many countries in the world use the death penalty in the past. However, it is not so usual today.
The death penalty is legal in the US. 28 US states use it. The death penalty is a difficult process. It costs a lot of money.
More and more people do not agree with the death penalty. People are afraid that judges can make mistakes. It is possible that a wrong person gets the death penalty.
Experts are optimistic. They believe that COVID-19 can change things. People do not want to think about death.
Difficult words: death penalty (when officials kill someone who does something very bad), punish (to make someone suffer because he does something bad), optimistic (when someone believes that something good can happen).
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