Kudos to Governor Bill Richardson and the people of New Mexico for repealing their State's death penalty.
While I do concur that some crimes are so heinous that the criminals who commit them no longer deserve to walk freely among us, I do not agree with the death penalty. However, should society really be responsible for the care and feeding of those who are sentenced to spend the rest of their lives in prison for the most horrible of crimes? That money could be better spent on those who are capable of being rehabilitated. As archaic as it may sound, perhaps the idea of a prison colony is not a bad one. Transport the scum far away from civilization and let them fend for themselves. Kind of like the movie Escape From New York.