Death Penalty facts: 60 facts about death penalty. Death penalty is also known as the capital punishment, where the person is put to death by the state for a crime. Let’s explore more facts about death penalty.
Death penalty facts
Since 1973 more than 153 people are excused from Death sentence.
The major cause for unlawful conviction is Dishonest and falsified testament given to the verdict.
26 states in the U.S. have had at least 1 death row exoneration.
More than 10 people are executed in spite of doubtful evidence on their guilty verdict.
Texas, Georgia, Florida and Missouri are the four states that conducted 90% of the executions in 2015.
Compared to the past 3 decades, this decade has the least death row exonerations.
In 2007, six states in the U.S eradicated the death penalty i.e. New York, New jersey, New Mexico, Illinois, Connecticut and Maryland.
In 2005, U.S. revoked the rule of sentencing offenders under 18 with death penalty.
At the end of 2005, the U.S eradicated the death exoneration for the offenders under 18.
In 2002, the U.S eradicated the death exoneration for the offender’s with intellectual disabilities.
The death penalty facts
In 2002, the U.S has the highest death row inmates with 3,682 imprisoned.
When compared to the last 3 decades, the year 2014 had the least number of executions.
In the year 2014, executions took place in only 7 states in U.S.
Texas conducted death sentence for 48 people in 1999.
Every year the average death sentence executed in Texas is 9.
In the past 5 years, no executions were carried out in the 31 states and the federal government of U.S.
More than 60% of the Americans endorse the capital punishment.
Lethal gas is produced by dropping sodium cyanide and potassium cyanide in hydrochloric acid.
In 2015, at least 1,634 people were executed in 25 countries in 2015.
Facts about the death penalty
According to a survey, death sentence execution is more expensive than the life sentence and life sentence is considered as an oppressive punishment.
The $186 millions of taxpayer’s amount have been utilized for 30 years death penalty sentence that is equal to 5 executions.
The cost of defense trial in federal death penalty case is 8 times more than the non-capital murder case.
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