and Florida.3 million. In Colorado's case specifically, the state has executed exactly one person since 1976, when the Supreme Court of the United States lifted the moratorium on capital punishment in the landmark ruling of Gregg. That would be one consistency in the system. Justice delayed is justice denied. I think too much money is time is being spent on appeals. Incarceration: Most death rows involve solitary confinement in a special facility.
Sources: Death Penalty Information Center (athpenaltyinfo.
Org) FBI Uniform Crime Reports Death Penalty Focus (athpenalty.
Org) The American Civil Liberties Union (lu.
Best Answer: Im against the death penalty but not because of sympathy for criminals. Mentally ill people are executed. The present system of segregating this type of individual, providing them with the necessities of life, on the faint hope that they will see the error of their ways and become useful citizens is like weeding a garden by moving the weeds to a special. Families of murder victims undergo severe trauma and loss which no one should minimize. The Death Penalty is wrong for several reasons. In the 1987 case McClesky v Kemp, which made it the the Supreme Court of the United States (scotus it was acknowledged that there is a lot of racial bias but said they cannot do anything about it because it would "open the floodgates" and. Georgia in 1977, found that the rape of an adult women is "grossly disproportionate" and thus unconstitutional. In 1972, the US government put a moratorium on capital punishment for just that reason.