June 20th, 2011

According to the Los Angeles Times, “a new analysis of the death penalty’s costs says that taxpayers have spent more than $4 billion on capital punishment in California since it was reinstated in 1978, or about $308 million for each of the 13 executions carried out since then …” Read more.

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    Just curious: if the 13 executed criminals were never executed, wouldn’t they still be incarcerated? So why include the...
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