Thank you for publishing the column by Leonard Pitts Jr. on the death penalty [“Is it too much to hope somebody will finally listen?,” syndicated columnist, Oct. 26]. When New Jersey decided to do away with the death penalty I thought it was time for Washington to do the same.
The death penalty is biased by race, gender and class.
It is not a deterrent, it is much more costly than life in prison and it is wrong.
I hope and pray that Washington can come to this conclusion, too.
— Marian Malonson, Hansville