Death penalty audit clears Nevada Sen...

Death penalty audit clears Nevada Senate panel

There are 2 comments on the Reno Gazette-Journal story from May 28, 2013, titled Death penalty audit clears Nevada Senate panel. In it, Reno Gazette-Journal reports that:

A bill requiring a study on the cost of the death penalty in Nevada has cleared a Senate committee on a party-line vote.

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Dudley Sharp

Houston, TX

#1 May 30, 2013
Death Penalty - Less Expensive than LWOP

Death penalty protocols in all states should be less expensive than the life without parole (LWOP) protocol, providing a responsible system as within Virginia, which executes within 7 years and which has executed 70%(or 110) of their death row murderers since 1976 (1).

All jurisdictions should be able to duplicate that protocol, having state appeals of 4-6 years and federal appeals of 4-6 years, or an average of no more than 10 years prior to execution, or an appeals period 40% more than Virginia.

Geriatric care costs in LWOP cases are astronomical. In addition, LWOP cases can appeal for life.

There is also a huge cost credit for the death penalty, the plea bargain to LWOP, only possible with the death penalty, a cost savings of both trial and appeals in LWOP cases, a cost savings which shows as a cost credit on the death penalty side of the ledger.

Most of the cost studies put forward by anti death penalty sources, or their proxies in the media, are wildly inaccurate or misleading, as reviewed, below.

1) Death Penalty: Cost Savings over LWOP
http://prodpinnc.blogspot.com/2013/02/death-p...
Dudley Sharp

Houston, TX

#2 Jun 1, 2013
This audit is worthless, unless there is also an audit of life without parole (LWOP). Death penalty costs are only meaningful if they are compared to its intended alternative, LWOP.

With a responsible protocol, as described, below, even one averaging 10 years of appeals, prior to execution, the death, the death penalty would be less expensive.

Death Penalty - Less Expensive than LWOP

Death penalty protocols in all states should be less expensive than the life without parole (LWOP) protocol, providing a responsible system as within Virginia, which executes within 7 years and which has executed 70%(or 110) of their death row murderers since 1976 (1).

All jurisdictions should be able to duplicate that protocol, having state appeals of 4-6 years and federal appeals of 4-6 years, or an average of no more than 10 years prior to execution, or an appeals period 40% more than Virginia.

Geriatric care costs in LWOP cases are astronomical. In addition, LWOP cases can appeal for life.

There is also a huge cost credit for the death penalty, the plea bargain to LWOP, only possible with the death penalty, a cost savings of both trial and appeals in LWOP cases, a cost savings which shows as a cost credit on the death penalty side of the ledger.

Most of the cost studies put forward by anti death penalty sources, or their proxies in the media, are wildly inaccurate or misleading, as reviewed, below.

1) Death Penalty: Cost Savings over LWOP
http://prodpinnc.blogspot.com/2013/02/death-p ...

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