Essay about The Death Penalty
Here are some facts about the cost of Death Penalty :
• The California death penalty organization costs taxpayers more than $114 million a year past the cost of simply keeping the criminal locked up for life. (This figure does not take into account additional court costs for post-conviction hearings in state and federal courts, estimated to exceed several million dollars.)
• Through 11 executions spread over 27 years, on a per completing basis, California and federal taxpayers have paid more than $250 million for each capital punishment.
• It costs approximately $90,000 more a year to house an inmate on death row, than in the universal prison population or $57.5 million yearly.
• The Attorney General devotes about 15% of his budget, or $11 million once a year to death penalty cases.
• The California Supreme Court spends $11.8 million on appointed counsel for death row inmates.
• The Office of the State Public Defender and the Habeas Corpus Resource Center spend a total of $22.3 million on defense for needy defendants facing death.
• The federal court system spends