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Unpublished Paper
Dying to Appeal: The Long-Lasting and Ineffective Appeal Process of the Death Sentence
ExpressO (2015)
  • Marlene Brito, St. Thomas University
Abstract
The appeal process for death sentences in Florida must be revised to correct the ineffectiveness that is currently in place. The long-lasting procedure allows inmates to indefinitely delay their execution and live via the appeal process for over fifteen years because the statute does not provide a definite time limit. The comment discusses the death penalty in the United States, the jury override law and its consequences, the appeal process itself, and proposes an amendment to section 921.141, Florida Statutes.
Keywords
  • Death penalty,
  • appeal process,
  • punishment,
  • sentencing,
  • criminal,
  • Florida
Publication Date
August 19, 2015
Citation Information
Marlene Brito. "Dying to Appeal: The Long-Lasting and Ineffective Appeal Process of the Death Sentence" ExpressO (2015)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/marlene_brito/1/