All the men and women whom I have faced at that final moment, convince me that in what I have done, I have not prevented a single murder.
Executioner: Pierrepoint. Harrap 1974. p. 211
I have come to the conclusion that executions solve nothing, and are only an antiquated relic of a primitive desire for revenge which takes the easy way and hands over the responsibility for revenge to other people.Albert Pierrepoint
The trouble with the death penalty has always been that nobody wanted it for everybody, but everybody differed about who should get off.Albert Pierrepoint