Counties With Highest Execution Rates More Likely to Violate Due Process for Defendants

Just 2 percent of counties in America are responsible for more
than half the nation’s executions, and those same counties have
been responsible for a disproportionate share of high-profile
prosecutorial misconduct and exonerations following wrongful

In a report released last month, the Death Penalty Information
Center found that 2 percent of counties, as well as being
responsible for a majority of executions, can also claim credit for
56 percent of the current death row population. What’s more, just
15 percent of U.S. counties account for all of
the executions since 1976, according to the DPIC.

Read this full article at The Huffington Post.

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