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    Death row
    /ˌdeTH ˈrō/


    • 1. a prison block or section for prisoners sentenced to death: "a convicted killer on death row"

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    Death row, also known as condemned row, is a place in a prison that houses inmates awaiting execution after being convicted of a capital crime and sentenced to death.

  3. Death Row. Around 2, 400 prisoners currently face execution in the United States. The national death-row population has declined for 20 consecutive years, as sentence reversals, executions, and deaths by other causes are outpacing new death sentences.

  4. Jun 7, 2024 · Death row is the part of a prison that houses inmates awaiting execution after they have been sentenced to death for a capital crime. The term also applies to the status of prisoners who are awaiting execution in regions where a separate facility for housing them does not exist; nevertheless, they are referred to as ‘being on death row.’

  5. Feb 15, 2024 · Conditions on Death Row. Death-row prisoners are typically incarcerated in solitary confinement, subject to much more deprivation and harsher conditions than other prisoners. As a result, many experience declining mental health.

  6. Oct 1, 2023 · The number of prisoners on death rows or facing capital retrials or resentencings across the nation was 2,436, a decrease of 19 from October 1, 2021. It was down by 92 (3.6%) from the 2,528 reported on January 1, 2021.

  7. Jul 19, 2021 · As of July 2021, the death penalty is authorized by 27 states and the federal government – including the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. military – and prohibited in 23 states and the District of Columbia, according to the Death Penalty Information Center.

  8. Feb 18, 2021 · Death row refers to incarcerated persons who have been sentenced to death and are awaiting execution (as in "inmates on death row"). Historically, death row was a slang term that referred to the area of a prison in which prisoners who were under a sentence of death were housed.

  9. May 12, 2022 · Some experts say 20 to 40 years on death row at the literal expense of the state raises questions of fair treatment of prisoners. Loading... Who is on death row?

  10. Jun 7, 2024 · capital punishment, execution of an offender sentenced to death after conviction by a court of law of a criminal offense. Capital punishment should be distinguished from extrajudicial executions carried out without due process of law.

  11. People can spend years on death row, not knowing when their time is up, or whether they will see their families one last time. The death penalty is the ultimate cruel, inhuman and degrading punishment.

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