Tennessee inmate Stephen West, found guilty of kidnapping and fatally stabbing a woman and her 15-year-old daughter in 1986, was executed on Thursday by way of the electric chair, state officials announced.
The 56-year-old also had been convicted of raping the teen.
I mys be missing something. If this kidnapper, killer, rapist was convicted in 1986 of killing tweo people, why the extended vacation before putting this vermin to death. It should have been executed immediately upon being found guilty.
May 19, 2017 – According to the Vera Institute of Justice, incarceration costs an average of more than $31,000 per inmate, per year, nationwide. In some states, it’s as much as $60,000. Taxpayers foot the bill for feeding, housing and securing people in state and federal
According to my calculations, it cost the taxpayers, 1,980,000.00$ to keep West alive. FOR WHAT??
The bean-counters say that there are 2,673 people on death row as of April 2019. Chew on these numbers. It cost the taxpayers 120,2850,000.00$ to keep all the people on death breathing Mother Natures fresh air. FOR WHAT AGAIN??
What I would like to see happen in all fairness, all of the convicts sentenced to death that were found guilty beyond a positive doubt through DNA testing – a confession or credible witnesses, be put to death immediately. That number has to be a very big percentage of them. Even if it were half, the government would save 60,142,500.00$ by CLEANING THE SLATE.
Let us all remember what these people are in death row for. It sure isn’t jaywalking.
They constantly have the crying towel out looking to cut corners, this is one part of the many solutions.
Resurrect Judge Roy Bean The Hanging Judge and let him do what he does best.