Many Jamaicans have been staunch supporters of Capital punishment. This has said to contribute to Jamaica's image from a human rights aspect. Jamaica is among a handful of countries where the death penalty is still on the books.
The resumption of hanging is an extremely divisive issue in Jamaica. Opinion polls show most Jamaicans back a return to hanging. With the escalation of crime this was viewed as a serious deterrent.
The very last hanging in Jamaica took place in 1988, when the Jamaica Laobr Party formed the government. The party returned to power in September. Since then there have been hints to returning to the old way of handling the upsurge of crime.
I don't know how I feel about this process. There were many people who suffered from this type of corporal punishment and unjustly so. Once you are hung, and you die, really no way to say "sorry" if a wrong decision was made.
Source Jamaica Gleaner