1. It’s actually cheaper to keep a murderer in prison for life than to execute them.
So many proponents of the death penalty argue that they don’t want their tax dollars supporting the life of a murderer. But though the death penalty seems like the cheapest option, it’s actually the opposite. The cost of supporting one inmate in the prison system for life is actually less than the cost of all the processing procedures needed to enact the death penalty: trial fees, appeals, state and federal habeas corpus petitions, plus the actual cost of the time spent by a prisoner on death row.