An effort to bring back a functioning death sentence for certain capitol crimes may find its way on next November’s ballot. Law enforcement officials around the state are considering supporting a ballot initiative to streamline death sentence appeals and find an execution method acceptable to the courts.
Many death row inmates wait decades before their sentence is carried out – if, indeed, it is carried out at all. Many die of natural causes in prison. Victim’s families often complain that under the current death penalty law justice is denied.