COSTS: Death penalty excessive

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I see letters here that talk about the cost of incarceration for life versus the death penalty. Incarceration for life is LESS costly. Conservatives Concerned About the Death Penalty is a good resource that says:

“The complicated process has drained our resources. The death penalty is longer and more complicated because a life is on the line — shortcuts could mean an irreversible mistake. For this reason, the death penalty costs millions more dollars than a system of life without parole — before a single appeal is even filed.”

Check out their website (https://conservativesconcerned.org/)

The death penalty is hard on the families of victims because it is, necessarily, a long process with repeated court appearances.

I pray for all involved.

BONNIE DOUGLAS

Coeur d’Alene

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