Capital punishment: Life without parole cheaper

I’m writing in response to Warren Little’s recent (March 12) op-ed about capital punishment.

I’m truly sorry to hear about the murder of Little’s son, and I appreciate his service to our country. This is a tough issue precisely because the pain on the victim’s side is so intense, and the crimes are often so brutal.

I support replacing the death penalty with life without parole because the appeals process that is inherent with the death penalty is so onerous on the victims, and life without parole is a simpler process and cheaper on the taxpayer. That may surprise folks, but that’s the fact.

To learn more about this issue, come to a short documentary screening and group discussion on Saturday, March 24, at 2 p.m. at the Missoula Public Library. It’s free and open to the public, and all points of view are welcome.

Pamela Brigham, Stevensville