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Many states are considering ending or suspending the death penalty because of how expensive it is to include this option in the criminal justice system's punishment arsenal. For more information on the cost, go to deathpenaltyinfo.org/costs-death-penalty
One of the important topics covered in the curriculum is the issue of innocence. Up until quite recently, no actually innocent person has been proved to have been executed. Up until quite recently. Now, in a September 7, 2009, New Yorker article “Trial by Fire,” irrefutable evidence has been gathered to show that Cameron Todd Willingham was innocent of the crime for which he was executed. Please read this important article.
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