Some of those were reported in that article as escapees, so it was hardly that they were let out, and usually people are not executed in the USA for many years after the sentence so execution would only have prevented their subsequent crimes if it had happened immediately on sentencing. It that were to happen as does in some countries, then many innocent people will also be executed.<quoted text>
Lots more but these are a few of them.
The system is sick also. When a known killer, such as OJ Simpson, walks free from his murder trial, when everyone and his grandmother knew he is guilty, but then ordered to pay money to the victims' families in a subsequent civil trial, that has to be a complete breakdown of the judicial system.
If the guy did not murder, as found in the murder trial, then how could he have to pay for those he murdered? He was the murderer, otherwise, he would have walked from the second civil trial also. Fortunately they misused the system again and gave him an excessive sentence on a later minor offence.
Actually I was hoping, at the time, that he was innocent, because he was a likeable character, at least in his movies. I didn't know him as a football player, though he played for a team only 1/2 hour from me, because I don't follow football.