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Average Cost of a Death Penalty Case in Texas

Source: Dallas Morning News, March 8, 1992

TRIAL
Court personnel
Jury panel
2 defense attorneys, expert witnesses, investigators
3 prosecuting attorneys
judge
$ 74,000
$ 17,220
$ 112,400
$ 38,052
$ 23,968

Total $ 265,640
 
STATE APPEALS
Defense
Prosecution
Reproducing trial records
Court of criminal appeals
$ 15,000
$ 29,000
$ 20,000
$ 30,240

Total $ 94,240
 
FEDERAL APPEALS
Defense counsel
State attorney general's office
Apellate court
$ 92,000
$ 19,600
$ 1,708,000

Total $ 1,819,600
 
DEATH ROW INCARCERATION
1 inmate $ 136,875
 
TOTAL COSTS
$ 2,316,355

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