Interviews conducted by KANONI WILDER, Kid Reporter, age 9
IndyKids asked these kids in Manhattan, New York, how they feel about the death penalty.
I think that nobody should die. The biggest punishment that somebody should have is jail for the rest of their lives until they die naturally.
Janaya Wilder, age 12
I don’t think it’s fair because different people have different opinions on what is a serious crime. Some people would be unfair and prejudiced about it.
Eliya Ahmad, age 10
I think it’s wrong because they might have a family who needs them.
Alexia Almonte, age 11
I feel it’s right. If not for the death penalty, people will commit crimes so they have a place to sleep and eat (in prison).
Robert Ivko, age 12
I think the death penalty is good because it might stop people from committing crimes.
Daniel Ivko, age 10