American Death Row stats.

Macdonald Stainsby mstainsby at SPAMtao.ca
Wed May 31 15:54:24 MDT 2000


From: Public Education Network <distribution at penpress.org>
Subject: U.S. prison notes

#1
Blacks and whites in the U.S. are victims of murder in almost equal numbers,
yet 82% of prisoners executed since 1977 were convicted of the murder of a
white person.

#2
In 1997 the U.S.A carried out 74 executions - the highest number for
four decades.
Only China, Saudi Arabia and Iran were known to have executed more
prisoners.

#3
At least 75 wrongly convicted people have been released from death row
since 1973.

#4
The U.S. has the highest known death row population on earth: over 3,300
people await execution.


Sources: U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics.
1998 U.S.A Human Rights Report, Amnesty International.
http://www.rightsforall-usa.org/info/report/r06.htm





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