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    LWOP is considerably cheaper. Even with a lot of the hidden costs of the death penalty never making it into the equation.

    Ironically,the attempts to speed the appeal process end up with monsters like AEDPA (the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996) which strips away many appeal issues and rights but also creates such a terrible procedural swamp, it takes years and repeated attempts by appellate courts to try to sort it out. Unfortunately, they eventually manage to do so, to their own satisfaction, anyway...

    Work and pray, live on hay, You'll get pie in the sky when you die." The Preacher and the Slave, by Joe Hill, 1911

    by Joe Hills Ghost on Fri Sep 23, 2011 at 10:33:35 AM PDT

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