The following letter to the editor ran in the Arizona Daily Star. It’s by DPAA’s vice president.
Time for moratorium on Arizona executions
By Punch Woods
It’s time Arizona declare a moratorium on executions and spend a few years taking a good long look at the death penalty.
With seven Arizona death-row inmates being exonerated since 1989 I wonder how many more should be? And worse, how many have been executed who were innocent?
With currently 124 men and women on death row and seven who have been exonerated, the odds are about 1 to 20 that there are innocent men and women awaiting execution.