Sunday, February 5, 2012

Execution Related Measures to be Unveiled at Legislature

Posted By on Sun, Feb 5, 2012 at 11:14 AM

Idaho lawmakers will be briefed Monday on the state's most recent execution. Brent Reinke, director of the Idaho Department of Correction, is scheduled to stand before the Senate Judiciary and Rules Committee and present a package of bills, each including the phrase "relating to execution."

On Nov. 18, Paul Ezra Rhoades was put to death. It was Idaho's first prisoner execution since 1994 and only the second since 1957. IDOC said the cost of the execution totaled $53,411.

Currently 13 men and one woman sit on Idaho's death row.

Last week Reinke told members of the House Health and Welfare Committee that Idaho could see another inmate scheduled for execution as early as this spring.

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