Penalty of Death
By Darren Bailey LRPS
This makes for very disturbing reading and what for me at least is even more disturbing than anything is that these are genuine statistics out of what is supposed to be a civilised country that continually preaches to the rest of the world on what is right and wrong.
TOTAL NUMBER OF DEATH ROW INMATES IN THE USA: 3,108
Since the death penalty was reinstated in 1976, 1,359 convicted murderers have been executed in the United States.
(As of February 5, 2014)
Of those executed, 14 were female.
(The last was Suzanne Margaret Basso in Texas on February 5, 2014).
Of those executed,
762 (55.8%) were white and 458 (33.5%) were black.
Executions were held in 34 different states:
510 (37.3%) were in Texas and 20 (1.5%) were in Indiana.
Of those executed:
1,189 (87.0%) were executed by lethal injection, including 725 of the last 735 executions.
158 (11.6%) were executed by electric chair.
(The last was Robert Charles Gleason Jr. in Virginia on January 16, 2013).
Florida 44, Virginia 31, Alabama 24, Georgia 23, Louisiana 20, South Carolina 7, Indiana 3, Nebraska 3, Kentucky 1, Arkansas 1, Tennessee 1.
11 (0.8%) were executed by gas chamber.
(The last was Walter LaGrand in Arizona on March 3, 1999).
Mississippi 4, California 2, North Carolina 2, Arizona 2, Nevada 1.
3 (0.2%) were executed by hanging.
(The last was Billy Bailey in Delaware on January 25, 1996).
Washington 2, Delaware 1.
3 (0.2%) were executed by firing squad.
(The last was Ronnie Lee Gardner in Utah on June 18, 2010).
Currently 32 states, the Federal Government and U.S. Military have active Death Penalty statutes:
(Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, Wyoming)
Currently, 18 states and the District of Columbia have no death penalty:
(Alaska, Connecticut, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin)
Source of information http://www.clarkprosecutor.org/html/death/usexe…
Piece created using a Nikon D90 and a Nikkor 50mm f1.4
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