Death penalty on decline in US, report says

The Death Penalty Information Center is reporting that the number of people receiving the death penalty has fallen substantially over the past several years. In its forthcoming report on the US death penalty, DPIC says the reluctance of juries to sentence defendants to death can be attributed to uncertainty caused by the exoneration of prisoners in high-profile cases and state moratoriums on executions.

The DPIC has this press release and AP has more. Read the report's executive summary; the full report will be available online on September 20.

 

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