Bill, this isn't pertinent to the discussion you're having with Tove, but I wrote a question to you earlier in the day, which since then was drowned in an avalanche of other comments.<quoted text>
Another stupid reply. I never said that. Read and reply to the right person.
Question (plus your comment that prompted it pasted below):
As for the LWOP issue, that is a total "red herring," because there are less that 15% of the death row inmates that are eligible for a LWOP sentence, all of the others would be eligible for parole. The term is "ex post facto."
Please let us all know how you know that the victims are suffering by the appeals, since they are dead."
I'm not at all sure what you mean here, Bill. Are you saying that, of the current death row population in your state, more than 85% were convicted between December 1972 and May 25, 1994 (when LWOP became an option)?
Incidentally, do you have any statistics specifically on death row inmates who were convicted & sentenced to death during that period, resentenced to the 25 year minimum, and who subsequently were released on parole? There must be quite a few out there, since the people to whom this scenario applies would've become eligible for parole in 1998. However, the only name I keep coming across is Thomas Halliwell, whose current status is community supervision (murder committed in 1974, paroled in 2001). He is mentioned in this article:
Thanks in advance for your clarification.