The Monetary Costs of The Death Penalty

The other day I stated that while I did not oppose the death penalty, I still thought we should do away with it. Of course each state is sovereign and able to make their own laws, but according to this well sourced website, the average cost per state to execute somebody is three times the cost of sending them to prison for life. Is it really worth the millions that it costs to kill somebody? Was this SOB really worth the millions that it took to execute him? Apparently majority of Californians think so.

I just don't understand the idea that death is worse than life in prison. For me, there would be nothing worse than to live a long life without being free.

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