It’s already been proven that a death penalty trial and conviction results in higher costs than life in prison. What I don’t understand is if your comment had a point at all. Do you like making random, contrived statements to the general public with no real purpose? Or were you trying to make a point? If you’re against the overall concept of prison costs being funded by the state/taxpayers, I suggest you get on Google and see for yourself how the for-profit prison system has managed to turn the penal system into a cash cow. Once you do that, petition your state government to stop contracting with these huge private prison corporations that waste millions of dollars a year and encourage funneling people straight into jail. Actually it does. She doesn’t imply that she prefers execution. She only expresses the desire to make inmates cover their own costs. Basically “I approve of life in prison but I wish we didn’t have to pay for it”. Now why she couldn’t just clear that up herself. Heather Minnich we have to pay for that execution too, expect most on death row don’t even get executed. So we pay for their life in prison too, with the added costs of appeals. The cost of execution has nothing to do with my post and changes nothing. Why you all think it’s necessary to say it’s cheaper than execution isn’t really relevant. It’s still a cost, my post stands as is. Economics points to abolishing, I struggle with it, I lean towards abolishing, but there are times when the crime is so heinous, and seemingly willful, that I grapple. But overall, it must go. Sandra Carole Gray, Why does it demean us? I’m not saying it should be done with every murder case. But if you agree that there are some who deserve it, isn’t enacting it the proper thing to do with extremely monstrous people? Did those who proved they were actually innocent deserve it? How about the 1600+ who did 20+ years and were exonerated? Those summarily executed by cops? The argument is hypocritical because for some reason, the imagine if your cell phone was at 10 but lasted 8 days now you understand Hanukkah shirt of Americans think our Justice system has some relation to committing crime and guilt or innocence when it doesn’t. It was never designed for that.