The Price of the Death Penalty for Floridians

Tuesday, April 14th, 7:30 p.m.
Westminster Room, First Presbyterian Church
112 Adams Street, Tallahassee

  • The 44 Florida executions from 1976  to 2000 cost an estimated average of $24 million each.
  • Florida is in an economic crisis. We must evaluate programs and policies for their costs and benefits.
  • Come learn information so you can decide whether the death penalty is worth its financial cost.

Hear from these experts

Prof. Sarah Bacon – FSU Dept. of Criminology
She co-authored, “An Empirical Analysis of Maryland’s Death Sentencing System with Respect to the Influence of Race and Legal Jurisdiction,” and wrote “Unfit to Live: The Death Penalty in America.”

Rex Dimmig – Assistant Public Defender
He is an Assistant Public Defender in the 10th Judicial Circuit and a member of the Public Defenders Association, which is asking Florida to reconsider the cost of the death penalty .

Sheila Hopkins – Florida Catholic Conference
She is a lobbyist for the Florida Catholic Conference, and will wrap up the program with information about plans for death penalty-related legislation in Florida.