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  • Foes claim Wyoming death penalty expensive and ineffective

    Marissa Taylor, Laramie Boomerang Via Wyoming News Exchange|Feb 25, 2021

    LARAMIE — As the state faces major expenditure cuts, abolishing capital punishment has resurfaced as a feasible means to cut costs. On average, approximately $1 million taxpayer dollars is retained for capital defense. Lauren McLane — assistant professor of law and Director of the Defender Aid Clinic at the University of Wyoming — broke down distribution, stating the funds ensure that death penalty qualified state attorneys and a death-qualified jury panel are utilized during trials. Additionally, capital crime trials can last up to four times... Full story

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