Death Penalty Statistics: 1,267 Have Been Executed In The U.S. Since 1976

September 22, 2011 5:38 pm

We spotted this today:

“The high-profile execution of Troy Davis in Georgia has brought the death penalty back into the spotlight. Here are some facts on the current state of the death penalty, the clemency process and statistics in Georgia.

Death penalty statistics:

— More than 3,200 inmates in 36 states are awaiting execution. The U.S. government and U.S. military also have approximately 67 people awaiting execution.

— As of September 18, 2011 — 1,267 people have been executed in the U.S. since 1976, when the death penalty was reinstated.

— Capital punishment is legal in 34 states.”

Statistics Source: CNN

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