|On Wednesday, August 15th 2012 11:24 pm, zwixxx wrote: |
|Episode discussion for: 01x01 | Reloaded (Aug 13, 2012)|
Is it really cheaper to keep someone in prison for 30+years than it is to try them thru the courts, and then execute them ?
From what I understand, yes, the costs to keep somebody fed and housed in prison for the rest of their life is less than the cost to prosecute a death penalty case.
I think it has a lot to do with court costs, legal fees, required appeals, etc. It typically takes about 10 years to do this.
I'm from Texas, I know. :-)