(By Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

The Los Angeles Times reports, “Taxpayers have spent more than $4 billion on capital punishment in California since it was reinstated in 1978, or about $308 million for each of the 13 executions carried out since then, according to a comprehensive analysis of the death penalty's costs.” The price includes the cost of trials and legal representation, additional death row security and the long time spent on death row.

To reiterate: That’s 13 deaths at the price of $308 million each.