Do Arizona's Executions Need to Be Carried Out in a "More Timely Manner"?
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Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne responded by saying there was "no rational reason" for it to take that long.
"We have been working hard to help reform a system in which delays between verdict and execution are so long," Horne said. "Families need to see justice done in a timely manner."
That's actually the second time Horne's brought up the need to streamline the process, as he also brought it up after the state executed its last 20-year death-row resident, kid-killing child molester Richard Bible.
His method of changing the process thus far has apparently consisted of barking at the moon, since there are still more than 20 death-row inmates who've been waiting there more than 20 years.
One issue is the cost, as the taxpayers put up $66.90 per day to house, feed, and care for a single inmate on death row, and that doesn't include the legal fees racked up by the state during the often-worthless attempts by death-row inmates to avoid their executions.
Meanwhile, the appeals process is a right for those death-row inmates, and there are multiple cases -- in Arizona and in other states -- of death-row inmates being exonerated.
That said, let's get to the question: Do Arizona's executions need to be carried out in a "more timely manner"?
Cast your vote below: