Why does the death penalty cost so much?

Answer

Mainly due to the legal costs being greater. Because there is a life at stake, there are many lawyers, judges, and other people working for a long time to prepare, try and review all of the issues. Prisoners on death row also cost more to house than general prisoners.

Updated on April 1, 2018

Original Article:

The Pros and Cons of the Death Penalty
By Paul Goodman
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