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Did you know that it takes 7 minutes.... execute an death row inmate?

Tuesday, 21 July 2009
Texas reporter's seen unrivaled number of U.S. executions
Texas execution facts

Texas executions since death penalty was reinstated: 439

Cost per execution for drugs used : $86.08

Average time on death row before execution: 10.26 years

Youngest inmate executed: Three at 24

Oldest inmate executed: 66

Women executed: 3


Asked by Anonymous at 6:59 AM on Jul. 23, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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Answers (4)
  • Yea, not too sure where youre going with this question. I am pro-death penalty. And eye for an eye, i've always said. A one time 86 bucks to get rid of the murderers for good? Perfect... that's pennies under the couch compared to paying to keep them in prison for life.

    Answer by BEXi at 10:08 AM on Jul. 23, 2009

  • Your point is???? Anyone convicted of an offense that leads to the death penalty given by a judge is given an automatic appeal (free to them)so there is little chance for mistakes. There are so many new methods to make sure facts are just that, correct facts. Seeing that it costs less than $100 to put one of these offenders to death compared to the hundreds of thousands to keep them in jail, I think they should make it all happen faster and do it more often.

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 8:05 AM on Jul. 23, 2009

  • i agree with itsmesteph11! it costs way more to keep them in prison.

    Answer by aguerra13 at 9:23 AM on Jul. 23, 2009

  • Seems pretty efficient and cost effective to me! Now, if only the appeals process could be sped up a tad....

    Answer by LoriKeet at 10:24 AM on Jul. 23, 2009