How long does it take for the death penalty to be carried out?

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asked Mar 16 in Law Enforcement/Police by Waldio (250 points)
How long does it take for the death penalty to be carried out?

How long does it actually take for them to put someone to death through lethal injection once a judge sentences a person to death?

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answered Mar 16 by liana (1,360 points)
Once someone is sentenced to death by a judge the inmate could sit on death row from 10 to 20 years and in some cases up to 40 years before an execution happens.

An inmate on death row can appeal the process which can take years and decades and in some cases the death penalty may not even be carried out and the death row inmate will end up dying of natural causes instead.

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