What's the Cost of the Death Penalty?

  • metta

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    May 06, 2014 7:03 AM GMT
    What's the Cost of the Death Penalty?



    http://reason.com/blog/2014/05/04/whats-the-cost-of-the-death-penalty?utm_hp_ref=mostpopular
  • metta

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    May 06, 2014 4:11 PM GMT
    I'm looking forward to seeing how this turns out.
  • jaroslav123

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    May 06, 2014 4:20 PM GMT
    What's the cost of the death-penalty?
    Someone's life.
  • metta

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    May 06, 2014 4:24 PM GMT
    jaroslav123 saidWhat's the cost of the death-penalty?
    Someone's life.


    "'Over the last 32 years its cost California tax payers about 4 billion dollars to have the death penalty, and over that period only 13 executions have been carried out,' says LMU Law Professor Paula Mitchell."


    "'Rethinking the Death Penalty in California,' shows that once the death penalty comes into play for a case, the legal costs skyrocket to an extra $134 million dollars per year, well above the cost to implement life without possibility of parole. Death penalty cases require more attorneys, more experts, and an automatic review by the California Supreme Court, making it a seemingly endless process. "
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    May 06, 2014 4:26 PM GMT
    You can tell a lot by a person's facial expressions. Notice the coldness on the guy who's defending the death penalty. It's like there's nobody home.
  • HottJoe

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    May 06, 2014 4:42 PM GMT
    I don't support the death penality, but I also don't think we should putting thieves and other petty criminals in with heinous murderers, like the guy who was recently executed for the sadistic killing of a teenage girl.
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    May 06, 2014 4:45 PM GMT
    HottJoe saidI don't support the death penality, but I also don't think we should putting thieves and other petty criminals in with heinous murderers, like the guy who was recently executed for the sadistic killing of a teenage girl.


    I don't think anyone is in favor of that Joe.
  • HottJoe

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    May 06, 2014 4:54 PM GMT
    Scruffypup said
    HottJoe saidI don't support the death penality, but I also don't think we should putting thieves and other petty criminals in with heinous murderers, like the guy who was recently executed for the sadistic killing of a teenage girl.


    I don't think anyone is in favor of that Joe.

    But the trouble is that people we give ten year sentences to get mixed up with people who have life sentences. I think if the goal is to let someone back out then they should serve their time only with others who are also in the process of being rehabilitated. The problem is that people go into prison for theft and they come out hardened criminals who've been treated the same as the murderers. Many of the guys with life sentences have a pattern of recidivism and their crimes only escalate.