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Executions and executioners -- United States

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View Resource Capital Punishment 1998

The US Department of Justice has released statistics detailing the characteristics of people under the sentence of death as of December 31, 1998. In addition to summarizing the movement of prisoners into and out of death sentence status during 1998, the report provides "data on offenders' gender, race, Hispanic origin, education, marital status, age at time of arrest for capital offense, legal...

https://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=pbdetail&iid=459
View Resource Death Penalty Information Center

The Death Penalty Information Center (DPIC), a nonprofit organization operating out of Washington, DC, prepares analytical reports for the media, the public, and Congress on issues concerning capital punishment. Their fact-filled, frequently updated site supplies a wealth of full-text reports, briefs, and statistics examining all aspects of capital punishment. Topic sections analyze death penalty...

https://deathpenaltyinfo.org/
View Resource Capital Punishment 1997

Recently released by the US Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Statistics, this report presents capital punishment data for 1997 as well as preliminary data on executions in 1998. The report finds that in 1997, 3,335 men and women were on death row in 34 states, and during the year, seventeen states executed 74 prisoners -- all male -- with half of the executions occurring in Texas. Tabular...

https://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/cpus9707.pdf
View Resource Capital Punishment in Texas

This week's In The News focuses on capital punishment in Texas. The eight resources discussed provide commentary, analysis, news, and statistics. In the last six weeks, the state of Texas has executed four prisoners by lethal injection and postponed three more scheduled executions because of legalities. The postponements include the 36th judicial re-evaluation of a complex murder conviction and...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/ss/1999/0112
View Resource Capital Punishment in Missouri

This Website, maintained by Missourinet, an online source for Missouri journalism, provides information on death row inmates, executions, and a brief history of capital punishment in Missouri. Missouri carried out 39 executions (lethal gas) between 1938 and 1965; 41 since 1989 (lethal injection). The site posts photos of the first 39 and provides more extensive information about the last 41,...

https://missourideathrow.com/
View Resource Capital Punishment 1999

The US Department of Justice has released statistics detailing the characteristics of people under a sentence of death as of December 31, 1999. In addition to summarizing the movement of prisoners into and out of death sentence status during 1999, the report provides "data on offenders' gender, race, education, marital status, age at time of arrest for capital offense, legal status at time of...

https://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=pbdetail&iid=456
View Resource The Execution Tapes

This Website from the radio documentary Website Soundportraits.org examines the chilling recordings of executions that were recorded on audio in Jackson, Georgia over the last few decades. In addition to audio of "botched" executions -- executions that had to be "reinitiated" or terminated due to a failure of the apparatus to effect the convicted's death -- the Website provides audio of Ray...

https://beta.prx.org/stories/2284