Yesterday at 12:00 a.m. Jaine Henderson the executive director of Maryland Citizens Against Execution held a press conference for students at Anne Arundel Community College answering questions about the new death penalty bill.
The organization welcomes the new bill that was recently past, to help prevent wrongful execution, Henderson said. By requiring biological evidence, video tape confession, or video tape of the crime, but the organization still wants the death penalty repealed, Henderson said.
Henderson clamed that execution was a costly process that took three times as much money as life in prison. She said that 186 million dollars over a 20 year period and most of the people that go through the process are never executed.
There have only been five executions in Maryland in the past 30 years but she complained that there is juridical and racial bias. Four out of
five people who have been on death row have killed white victims when 82% of murder victims are black Henderson said.
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