Death penalty, also called capital punishment, is when a government or state
executes (kills) someone, usually but not always because they have committed a
May 20, 2008 ... [Editor's Note: The terms "death penalty" and "capital punishment" are frequently
used to mean the same thing. However, some people believe ...
A non-profit organization serving the media and the public with analysis and
information on issues concerning capital punishment in the United States.
This chart chronicles the United State's use of the death penalty over the past four
centuries. The chart highlights the gradual rise in use of capital punishment in ...
*New Mexico and Nebraska abolished the death penalty but their repeals may
not apply retroactively, leaving inmates on death row facing possible execution.
As of April 1, 2008, the Death Penalty was authorized by 37 states, the Federal
Government, and the U.S. Military. Those jurisdictions without the Death Penalty
There are many reasons the death penalty should be abolished. It is a complex
issue and it is difficult to point to any single fact or argument as the most ...
Congress or any state legislature may prescribe the death penalty, also known as
capital punishment, for murder and other capital crimes. The Supreme Court ...
Official international site on AI's death penalty abolition efforts. The death penalty
is the ultimate cruel, inhuman and degrading punishment.
May 15, 2015 ... Massachusetts outlawed capital punishment in 1982 and hadn't put anyone to
death since 1947. (Tsarnaev was eligible for the death penalty ...