Wednesday, April 25, 2012
The death penalty was put back on the books in California in 1978 and since then 13 people have been executed. The LA Times has reported it has cost the State of California $4 Billion to carry out these executions at a cost of about $308 Million per execution.
The ballot measure would replace the death penalty with life in prison w/o the possibility of parole. And inmates currently on death row would live out life in prison instead of execution.
The United States is one of the few countries with the death penalty and very few people understand the costs involved with administering this penalty. Most people in the criminal justice system would agree life in prison w/o possibility of parole is a far cheaper alterantive. This would include judges, prison administrators, lawyers and others who know what is involved in death penalty cases.
Here's a link http://usnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/04/23/11360216-california-voters-to-consider-ending-capital-punishment?lite
Posted by Paul Alldredge at 10:55 AM