Can California Still Afford the Death Penalty?

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With 713 inmates, San Quentin's Death Row is overcrowded. Appeals take so long that more die from illness, suicide or old age than from lethal injection. It costs $90,000 more every year to house a condemned inmate than one sentenced to life without the possibility of parole. Today, it's reported that the state won't even try to conduct an execution at least until next year. Is it time to try something new? Also, big bonuses for LA city workers. On our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, the JSOC and the Killing of Osama bin Laden.

Banner image: The cause of death is listed as 'lethal injection' on a copy of the death certificate of executed killer Manny Babbitt January 12, 2005 on the steps of the California State building in San Francisco. Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images