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Joe Henderson: Aramis Ayala should follow law in death penalty case, not try to make it

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I’m not a big fan of the death penalty. I think having condemned inmates spend 20 years or more on death row while their appeals play out thwarts the argument that is a deterrent. Inmate Douglas R. Meeks, for example, has been awaiting execution since March 21, 1975. He is one of 16 inmates who have been on Florida’s death row since the 1970s. And keeping inmates locked up 23 ½ a day in a cramped cell with no air…

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