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  1. Number of Executions Before 1976 (may include federal and military executions): 725; Current Death Row Population: 692; Women on Death Row: 22; Number of Innocent People Freed from Death Row: 7; Number of Clemencies Granted: 0; Date of Reinstatement (following Furman v. Georgia): 12/31/1973; First Execution After Reinstatement: 1992

  2. The median education level of death-row prisoners is 12th grade. 55.5% of death-row prisoners have never married; 19.6% are divorced or separated; 21.3% are currently married; and 3.6% are widowed. 28.2% of death-row prisoners are age 25 to 44. and 54.8% are 50 or older. 9.5% of death-row prisoners had a prior homicide conviction.

  3. Nov 29, 2022 · Upcoming Executions. Nov 14, 2022. Week of Four Scheduled Executions Highlights Continued Concerns With the Use of the Death Penalty. The four exe­cu­tions sched­uled for the week of November 17 th high­light cur­rent trends in exe­cu­tions and death sen­tenc­ing and the con­tin­ued use of the death penal­ty against vul­ner­a­ble pop­u­la­tions.

  4. Oct 03, 2022 · California Governor Gavin Newsom (pictured) has signed into law a bill that provides death-row prisoners relief from convictions or death sentences obtained “on the basis of race, ethnicity, or national origin.” The California Racial Justice Act for All applies the provisions of the state’s 2020…

  5. Death Row Syndrome. Capital appeals are not only costly; they are also time-consuming. The average death row inmate waits 12 years between sentencing and execution, and some sit in anticipation of their executions on death row for up to 30 years. For these prisoners, most of whom are housed in solitary confinement, this wait period may cause ...

  6. Apr 01, 2022 · Death Row Overview. Apr 21, 2020. Case of 79-Year-Old Ohio Death-Row Prisoner With Dementia Highlights Legal Issues Exacerbated by the Aging of Death Row. Seventy-nine-year-old James Frazier (pic­tured) is Ohio’s old­est death-row pris­on­er. He has demen­tia, he can­not walk, and he requires the assis­tance of aides to com­plete dai ...

  7. Early Death Penalty Laws The first established death penalty laws date as far back as the Eighteenth Century B.C. The death penalty was also part of the Fourteenth Century B.C.'s Hittite Code; in the Seventh Century B.C.'s Draconian Code of Athens, which made death the only punishment for all…

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