Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should the Death Penalty Be Allowed?"
"The scriptures speak both for and against the system of capital punishment. The scriptures give the ruler or the government the power to use capital punishment. However, the saints and mahatmas do not believe in capital punishment. They believe in reforming people. There are a large number of instances in which saints have reformed criminals, in some cases so much so that the reformed people themselves became saints."
"Capital Punishment: Time to Abandon It?," Hinduism Today, Oct./Nov./Dec. 2006