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March 12, 2006

High costs of the death penalty

The Lodi News-Sentinel yesteday ran this effective story, headlined "Price of death penalty has many questioning the punishment," which asserts that "the increasingly high cost of capital punishment in California has many questioning the worth of having the state carry out death sentences."  Among other interesting bits of data in the article is an assertion that "taxpayers have paid some $250 million to unsuccessfully carry out the death sentence handed down to [convicted murder Michael] Morales over two decades ago."

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