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Death penalty saves on prison costs

I would like to talk about the death penalty issue being discussed in Annapolis ("Senators wrestle with death penalty vote," Jan. 28). The problem I have with the death penalty is that when a person kills someone, the killer will not die for his actions. He will have a life in prison with free medical care, free food, free clothes and free heat and air conditioning and watch television. If they need a kidney or heart transplant, they can be on the waiting list for a donor organ. Gov. Martin O'Malley is wrong when he said that it cost too much money to have a death penalty. I think it costs more to fully house an individual for 30 or more years in prison. The senators...

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