Fields is already facing a Virginia life sentence for murder for ramming his car into a crowd at an extremist rally, killing protester Heather Heyer.
A survey found record-high support in California for life imprisonment rather than the death penalty for first-degree murder.
A new report from the Abolitionist Law Center "presents a definitive portrait of a punishment that is archaic, cruel, unjustified, and indefensible,” its co-author says.
I strongly oppose capital punishment which Blanton and his evil co-conspirators so viciously inflicted. But I do support punishment which at least tries to proximate his heinous crime. This prisoner snuffed out four sacred child lives and escaped punishment for decades. He should die in prison for his inhumane atrocious crime.
In states with life in prison without parole, “these children face the fact that they may never be with their families again
While some researchers are looking for the fountain of youth, others are thinking that life extension will change the way we punish criminals. Philosophers and engineers are now exploring the possibility of making a life sentence in prison last hundreds -- and theoretically thousands -- of years.
Now that local prosecutors in Colorado have rejected the offer by alleged Aurora mass shooter James Holmes to plead guilty in exchange for avoiding the death penalty, we can once again ask whether it's worth it to incur the extra cost involved with capital punishment, compared to life imprisonment.