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Criminal Justice: Limited Data Available on Costs of Death Sentences

GGD-89-122 Published: Sep 29, 1989. Publicly Released: Sep 29, 1989.
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Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the costs of implementing existing federal and state death penalty provisions, focusing on the four general stages of the criminal justice process, including investigations, trial, appeals, imprisonment.

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