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Old 11-03-2007, 12:19 PM
 
Location: Dallas, Texas
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What studies might that be?
Scott Peterson almost got the death penalty didn't he? But instead got life.
Uh...Scott Peterson is on death row in San Quentin.

You could just Google "death penalty, more expensive". I'll provide you with one link to get you started. I don't make it a habit to do other peoples' research for them.

Costs of the Death Penalty

 
Old 11-03-2007, 12:30 PM
 
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Studies have shown that it's cheaper to try a first degree murder case then incarcerate a convict for 40 years than it is to try a capital murder case then incarcerate a convict for the average stay on death row.

Life expectancy is quite low in prison. Most prisoners don't live long enough to develop Alzheimer's.
Capital murder is 1st degree (in some states) with special circumstances.
 
Old 11-03-2007, 12:32 PM
 
Location: Papillion
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No problem with death penalty. we just need to do enforce it - most death penalties can have almost unlimited appeals so it just costs money and extends it so long it might as well be life in prison. create a reasonable appeal process then say that's enough - you are finished.
 
Old 11-03-2007, 12:33 PM
 
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No problem with death penalty. we just need to do enforce it - most death penalties can have almost unlimited appeals so it just costs money and extends it so long it might as well be life in prison. create a reasonable appeal process then say that's enough - you are finished.
Agree!!!!
All the appeals are ridiculous to say the least!
 
Old 11-03-2007, 12:34 PM
 
Location: Dallas, Texas
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No problem with death penalty. we just need to do enforce it - most death penalties can have almost unlimited appeals so it just costs money and extends it so long it might as well be life in prison. create a reasonable appeal process then say that's enough - you are finished.
Unlimited appeals? That's not true.

US Supreme Court upholds limits on death penalty appeals
 
Old 11-03-2007, 12:39 PM
 
Location: Papillion
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I wwill agree I was a little extreme in the statement of "unlimited" but they sure do go on too long. Remember that you your article is specific to Federal appeals, so doesn't factor in all of the appeals at the state level. The combination of all the State plus Federal appeals is still too long.
 
Old 11-03-2007, 12:49 PM
 
Location: Your mind
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The shorter the appeals process, the greater the likelihood of putting the innocent to death.
 
Old 11-03-2007, 12:55 PM
 
Location: Dallas, Texas
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I wwill agree I was a little extreme in the statement of "unlimited" but they sure do go on too long. Remember that you your article is specific to Federal appeals, so doesn't factor in all of the appeals at the state level. The combination of all the State plus Federal appeals is still too long.
I don't think it is. It varies from state to state, but here's how it works in Oklahoma:

http://www.ocadp.org/educate/appeals_process.htm (broken link)

Read it carefully; I think you'll find it a bit scary. I did.

In Texas, after the state habeas petition has been filed it's next to impossible to enter new evidence, even evidence of innocence, seeking to overturn or commute the death sentence.
 
Old 11-03-2007, 12:57 PM
 
Location: Papillion
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The shorter the appeals process, the greater the likelihood of putting the innocent to death.
Don't disagree and I am not recommending no appeal, but there is a point of diminishing return. Determine that reasonable level.
 
Old 11-03-2007, 02:01 PM
 
Location: Boise
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nobody has the right to take away someone else's life... the argument that they chose to murder.. means they chose the death penalty is absurd.. who is going to flip the switch? and any of you that answer "I would" are in fact acting on behalf of god... and its wrong.. as much as we'd like to see people like this get it...
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