Why should we pay?

HAVING read Mr Herring’s letter (Chad 26th September p9), concerning capital punishment, I couldn’t agree more. Whether it be manslaughter or murder, they have taken someone’s life, leaving the victim’s family and friends distressed for the remainder of their lives.

That money, which is providing everything they need, could be used on our National Health Service, which now is under threat through a lack of money.

This means that innocent people, many of whom have a life threatening illness, are paying the price. It’s time our Government, regardless of who is in power, got these facts right and come back to our planet and put the country’s health and other important issues first. It would then be a safer place to live in.

Kate Allsop,

Beck Crescent, Mansfield.

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