The State Attorney General tells News Channel 12, the increase is due, in part, to more assistant AG’s working on cases, which speeds up the process. And, the federal appeals process has been streamlined since the Clinton Administration. Right now, there are 60 people on death row, 57 men and three women. A person we talked with says executions have no place in our society.
“There’s really nothing to the death penalty, except for it’s in our history, it’s a barbaric history and we need to replace it,“ expresses Jim Craig of the group Mississippians Educating for Smart Justice.
Hood says there could be another scheduled execution as early as November.
Inmate awaiting lethal injection
Joseph Daniel "JoJo" Burns is waiting out his appeals in a holding cell next to the execution room at Parchman.
The death penalty is barbaric, cruel, inhumane, immoral, uncivilized and unjust. Prison can accomplish public safety without resorting to violence and death and pre-meditated murder carried out by the government. The death penalty is revenge and is unacceptable.