Also fueling criticism of the death penalty are worries about potentially innocent inmates on death row. Questions have been raised in a handful of executions since 1982, but no one for certain has been wrongly executed.
Execution dates are still being set, but judges and courts have been rescheduling or stopping executions. At least two judges on the state's highest criminal court say better lawyering by defense attorneys has contributed to the recent stays. Death penalty opponents are looking for a silver lining, hoping the court is more deeply scrutinizing the constitutional use of the punishment.
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There are two initiatives that have made it on the ballot for the November election– Proposition 62 is called "The Justice that Works Act" and seeks to replace the death penalty with life without possibility of parole.
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Washington State is joining the national fight to abolish the death penalty. Senate bill 6052 was introduced to abolish death penalty for aggravated first degree murder, instead sentencing individuals to life without the possibility of release. This is apart of the states initiative reduce financial and social expenses associated with the death penalty.
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5) And we have been extremely generous to the anti death penalty positionwith our numbers to begin with. I suspect that an average life without parolesentence costs closer to $150,000-$300,000, for all pre-trial, trial and appeals,as opposed to the $75,000 used in our study.
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4) none of the above have been included in our cost analysis. All of whicheither increase the cost of a life sentence or accrue as a cost credit to thedeath penalty, and
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"I think people of Texas are most fair-minded when presented with facts," he said. "They're not mean-spirited, but are supportive of strict enforcement of law and severe penalties for those who repeat their crimes."
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NOTE - 10/19/00 - We received a post which located a flaw within our costevaluation. The reader stated that we should "present value" all thecosts of both a life sentence and the death penalty and that, if we do so, alife sentence is cheaper than a death sentence. Using the numbers in ouranalysis, such is a good point.