Week of 7.14.06
Facts & Figures: Capital Punishment
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Number of Western indutrialized nations, besides the United States, allowing the death penalty as a possible sentence.
Number of American states that require doctors to participate in executions.
These are: Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Virginia, Washington and Wyoming.
Number of prison inmates who have been freed from death row with evidence of their innocence since 1973.
Number of people sentenced to death in the U.S. in 2004.
Number of people who were executed in the United States in 2005. A total of 1029 have been executed since 1976.
Percent of Americans who support the death penalty, according to a May 2006 Gallup poll. This was down from 80 percent in 1994.
Number of women on death row as of December 2005.
The Death Penalty Information Center: Information on capital punishment issues for each state
Encarta: An overview of capital punishment throughout the world
Sources: Death Penalty Information Center, Encarta, Gallup Poll, Michigan State University