“In California, for example, a 2008 report showed that the $137 million annual cost of maintaining the criminal justice system would drop to just $11.5 million annually if the death sentence were abolished.”
Illinois House Votes to End Death Penalty: Should States Abolish Capital Punishment to Cut Costs? , ABC News, January 7, 2011
I think this is a great idea.
I also don’t care if Governor Brown abolishes the Community Redevelopment Agency for a few years (or forever). I don’t like the CRA, all they do is make the rents go up in Los Angeles.