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Again you fail to digest what is being said, Death penalty, maybe. Torture after 20 years in prison and red hot pokers?
“The additional cost of confining an inmate to death row, as compared to the maximum security prisons where those sentenced to life without possibility of parole ordinarily serve their sentences, is $90,000 per year per inmate. With California’s current death row population of 670, that accounts for $63.3 million annually.”
Using conservative rough projections, the Commission estimates the annual costs of the present (death penalty) system to be $137 million per year.
The cost of the present system with reforms recommended by the Commission to ensure a fair process would be $232.7 million per year.
The cost of a system in which the number of death-eligible crimes was significantly narrowed would be $130 million per year.
The cost of a system which imposes a maximum penalty of lifetime incarceration instead of the death penalty would be $11.5 million per year.
Commission on the Fair Administration of Justice, June 30, 2008).
Originally posted by Retrovertigo
Capital punishment is vengeance, not justice...
So those who favor it should at least bring some honesty to the table and admit it is indeed vengeance...
At least that way a rational debate from both sides can take place...
Denying capital punishment is vengeance and nothing more is like believing in a flat earth...
Originally posted by TheWatcher11
reply to post by TrueAmerican
Two wrongs dont make a right, not to condone what this Man did, your suggestions on dealing with him offer little hope for our species. People are not born Monsters, they are made by the society around them. He is still somebody's child.
Originally posted by TrueAmerican
Are you kidding? He's lucky he has the choice between those two. If they left it up to me on how to kill this guy, I'd start by putting him on a draw and quarter machine. And crank it up just to the point of maximum pain, and leave it there for a few weeks. Once I was done partying my ass off over the fact that this murderer was having to suffer seriously, then I'd take a red hot iron and stick it up a few places where the sun don't shine. But I suppose that eventually I'd show some compassion and let the draw and quarter machine complete its task. But I'd still laugh my ass off watching his legs and arms come flying off.
Yeah, that's what needs to happen to murderers. No sympathy. None.
[edit on Fri Apr 23rd 2010 by TrueAmerican]