I have just finished watching a TV documentary about Indiana State Penitentiary.
This is not a thread about the death penalty as such, although it does touch on it.
My query about the American system is why after convicting and sentencing a guilty person to suffer the ultimate sanction, the death penalty, why it takes so many years to act on that sentence?
The last interview was with a man seven years after receiving the death sentence who had raped and stabbed to death a mother and her four year old daughter, by his own admission.
Why the delay ?