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  1. The report found that throughout the modern era, people of color have been overrepresented on death row — in 2019, 52% of the death row inmates were Black, but that number has dropped to 42% ...

  2. An expert told Insider that the death penalty is reserved for the "most vulnerable of the vulnerable." On January 27, 2022, two Black men were executed: one in Oklahoma and the other in...

  3. State-by-State Death Row Populations by Race as of January 1, 2022 (In this table, the total of inmates on death row will be slightly higher than the national total of 2,436 because some inmates were sentenced to death in more than one state and hence will be counted twice.) Figures from NAACP-LDF “Death Row USA (As of January 1, 2022)”

  4. Home Page > Publications > Visuals > Black people are overrepresented on death row, while white people are... Data Source: U.S Census Bureau, QuickFacts (July 1, 2019 estimates) and NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, Death Row U.S.A. (Winter 2020). Note that the Census uses the term “Hispanic” but the NAACP uses “Latino/a”.

  5. Of the 18 prisoners currently on federal death row, 16 are either African-American, Hispanic or Asian. From 1995-2000, 80% of all the federal capital cases recommended by U.S. Attorneys to the Attorney General seeking the death penalty involved people of color.

  6. After controlling for levels of crime severity and the defendant’s criminal background, the average death sentencing rates in Philadelphia were .18 for black defendants and .13 for other defendants, which amounts to a 38% higher rate for blacks (coincidentally, these rates were approximately the same as the unadjusted rates on p.8).

  7. Nationwide, as of October, there are over 2,500 men and women sitting on death row that consist of 1,062 Black people, 1,076 White people, 343 Latinos, 24 Native Americans, 47 Asians and...

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