LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - The American Civil Liberties union held a discussion titled "TheDeath Penalty in Indiana."
A panel made up of three people against the death penalty spoketo members of the community about the issue.
Panel member Robert Hill said it costs eight times as much toprosecute a death penalty case than to put someone in prison forlife without parole.
Some attendees stressed the irrevocability of thepunishment.
"I feel that it's immoral particularly since we know so muchmore about how to gather evidence and how people have beenexonerated through DNA evidence and all of the television showsthat are so popular today about that," said Meredith Richmond.
Others focused purely on the morality of the issue.
"Whenever we kill somebody we have really done away with one ofthe greatest resources that we as human beings have and even if aperson has committed a heinous act, they still are a human beingand still can create ideas," said Donald Ferris.
The group watched a 20 minute video on the death penalty priorto the discussion. Panel members said the purpose of the discussionwas to get people to ask questions about the death penalty.
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