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It's a false choice that eliminating the death penalty would save money. In fact, what would happen is the opponents of the death penalty would morph into opponents to "Life without parole." The new billions would be upholding that sentence.
Secondly, the article worries about the cost of appeals but does not consider the amount of plea deals where criminals actually accept life in prison to avoid the death penalty. That is a huge cost savings in both trials and appeals that would simply disappear. Prosecutors would never being to get a plea deal for life in prison because there would be no negative alternative for the criminal.
Eliminating the death penalty wouldn't save any money and would simply result in criminals being released sooner. If that is the cost savings, then we don't need it.Jun 12, 2011