Friday on The Chad Hasty Show, Texas District 28 Senator Charles Perry joined guest host Carl Tepper in the KFYO studio to talk about front-and-center issues ahead for the state in the 85th Texas Legislature which begins January 10, 2017.

Perry and Tepper discussed many different topics, including the building excitement around the incoming Trump administration, state funding, toll roads, capital punishment, and more.

During the discussion about capital punishment, Perry shared his views about punishment and practicality, saying, "I could see a day where [the] death penalty could go away and not give me any real heartburn, as long as you substitute it with life without parole." Perry continued, saying, "You never get to leave. And I think that's almost more punishment, in some respects, because you don't get the martyrdom aspect, you don't get the publicity aspect, and you sit in a 4x4 cell or smaller every day and think about the consequences."

While summing up his thoughts on the matter, Perry said,

I'm not to a point where the death penalty is a deal-breaker for me. But today the way it's administered makes no sense from a financial perspective.

Listen to Carl Tepper's entire interview with Representative Charles Perry in the video above.

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