In this clip from the upcoming documentary The Penalty, experts on all sides of the capital punishment issue discuss the astronomical amount of money required to execute people in America.

Individual states have spent billions of dollars—above and beyond the cost of keeping people in prison—to carry out executions. This is a choice.

The Penalty is a work in progress, by the same filmmakers that made One For Ten, a documentary series profiling people who have been released from death row. The film has a Kickstarter page, and fundraisers in New York City tonight and Washington, DC tomorrow.