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California Governor Candidate Wants Death Penalty on Spending Chopping Block

by Richard Perry Sunday, Apr. 25, 2010 at 2:27 PM

Stewart Alexander says “The Democrat front-runner Jerry Brown and Republicans Meg Whitman and Steve Poizner support the death penalty and the Three Strikes law. The truth is, these three candidates for governor are aware that capital punishment is robbing the public of billions of dollars to subsidize a broken down criminal justice system.”

Candidate Alexander wants to eliminate death penalty and Three Strikes law

Stewart A. Alexander

For California Governor

Peace and Freedom Party 2010


April 24, 2010

There is a side of capital punishment that most Californians remain completely obvious to; it is the tremendous cost to taxpayers. PFP Governor Candidate Stewart Alexander says if he is elected to serve as California Governor, “capital punishment and the Three Strikes law will be on the chopping block to reduce wasteful spending in Sacramento.”

California taxpayers will spend an average of 0 million (0,000,000) for each prisoner on death row and most of the cost is related to the high cost of capital trials, housing the death row inmate, the high cost for defense counsel and the tens of millions required to appeal convictions. The Three Strikes law has also over burdened California’s budget by billions annually and has escalated prison over-crowding.

It was reported in a Los Angeles Times article that it is estimated that Californians paid an average of a quarter of a billion dollars for each of the 11 inmates executed after 1977. Presently, there are over 670 inmates on California’s death row.

In 2006, while running as a Candidate for California Lieutenant Governor, Stewart Alexander conducted a random survey of 150 adults in Riverside and San Diego County to determine the awareness of the public regarding an average cost to taxpayers for inmates on death row; the cost for trials, housing, appeals, prosecutors and defense counsel.

Of the 150 individuals surveyed, 127 believed the cost could range between 0 thousand to five million dollars. None of the participants surveyed thought the cost exceeded million. Seven individuals chose not to participate.

Alexander believes the issues concerning capital punishment are much deeper than the cost to the state. Alexander says, “Killing prisoners is big business in California and the U.S. Inmates on death row are the poor and minorities and for them ‘Lady Justice’ is not blind.”

The Peace and Freedom Party and all the 2010 PFP candidates running for public office are strong opponents to capital punishment and the Three Strikes law and support reforming our prison system and criminal justice system.

Stewart Alexander says “The Democrat front-runner Jerry Brown and Republicans Meg Whitman and Steve Poizner support the death penalty and the Three Strikes law. The truth is, these three candidates for governor are aware that capital punishment is robbing the public of billions of dollars to subsidize a broken down criminal justice system.”

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