Anti-Death Penalty Bill is Sound – Letter to the Editor

San Francisco Chronicle – Letters to the editor – July 11, 2011 —– We applaud Sen. Loni Hancock’s well thought-out legislation (SB490) to abolish the death penalty (“Death penalty far costlier than life sentences,” June 21). The cost of prosecuting and defending such cases; the unimaginable societal costs of executing the innocent; the costs of appeals; the misuse of monies that could have been spent elsewhere in our cash-strapped state – all these costs make abolishing the death penalty a reasonable, sound and ultimately just decision. Margo George, president, California Public Defenders Association, Sacramento Source link: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/07/10/EDVU1K8458.DTL#ixzz1RuXaLMGV

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Anti-Death Penalty Bill is Sound – Letter to the Editor