After the botched execution of an Oklahoma inmate the Death Penalty debate has come up yet again. Why have the death penalty? Many are in favor because Eye for an Eye. But it's a little more complicated than that.
Forbes published an article a couple of years back that looks at the statistics and costs of executions. They basically found that the claims that executions costs more than lifetime prison sentences are true - take this study in Maryland, for example, that found death penalty cases cost 3 times more than non-death penalty cases.
But I digress... [Read the full article published by Forbes]