StandDown Texas Project

The StandDown Texas Project identifies and advocates best practices in the criminal justice system. To stand down is to go off duty temporarily, especially to review safety procedures. That is what Texas needs to do with its death penalty.

Monday, November 15, 2004

Death Sentences and Executions Decrease Nationally

According to a U.S. Department of Justice study, the number of death sentences handed out by juries has hit a 30 year low nationally. Also, the number of executions has been generally declining since 1999.

The Houston Chronicle story on the report can be viewed at:

http://www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/metropolitan/2901108

You can view the entire report on the DoJ website: http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/abstract/cp03.htm

Texas remains the state with far and away the most executions. To date, Texas has carried out 335 executions since resumption of the death penalty, 35% of the nation's 942 executions. So far this year, Texas has carried out 22 of the nation's 57 executions.


1 Comments:

At 5:34 AM, Blogger TheDevilIsInTheDetails said...

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