American Death Row stats.
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
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
In 1997 the U.S.A carried out 74 executions - the highest number for
Only China, Saudi Arabia and Iran were known to have executed more
At least 75 wrongly convicted people have been released from death row
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.
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