This country has gone back and forth on the death penalty for many years. Many innocent people have been put to death. For that reason alone it should be abolished. Armando Macias, who I write about sits in San Quentin on Death Row. This article says it costs $185.000 to execute one person – with dignity. There is no money to feed these people food that isn’t slop, not even given salt to try to help get it down their throats but they will spend enough money to buy a house in many areas of the country to kill just one of them. Explain that to me.
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By Juan Haines
The public will have a chance to be heard on California’s plan for a one-drug execution procedure at a public hearing in Sacramento, scheduled for Jan. 7 next year.
Executions have been on hold in California since 2006, when a federal judge invalidated the state’s three-drug “cocktail” then used for lethal injections. The judge said executions could continue if the state switched to a one-drug method. Presently around 750 males are confined on San Quentin’s Condemned Row. Twenty-one females, confined at a women’s facility in the Central Valley, are under death sentences.
In 2011 a Marin County judge rejected a new three-drug procedure proposed by the state, saying it did not explain why it had not chosen a one-drug method.
The controversy about execution methods comes amid a nationwide shortage of lethal injection drugs.
Since the 1980s many states in the U.S. have conducted executions using a…
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