Indiana is one of 29 states that has the death penalty. But last month it marked ten years since it carried out an execution. Is capital punishment a necessary option for punishing and deterring the most heinous crimes, or should it be abolished?
We talk to a reporter about how things have changed around the death penalty in Indiana over the last decade, and to a national expert about what statistics tell us.
We also hear from a Hoosier whose transformation in the wake of personal tragedy inspired a foundation that calls for alternatives to capital punishment.
Produced by Matt Pelsor.
Reporter, Indianapolis Star
Executive Director, Death Penalty Information Center
Indiana State Senator
Founder, Journey of Hope