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 ...
*New Mexico and Nebraska abolished the death penalty but their repeals may
not apply retroactively, leaving inmates on death row facing possible execution.
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 ...
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information on issues concerning capital punishment in the United States.
Jul 16, 2007 ... INTRODUCTION. The death penalty in the United States is used almost
exclusively for the crime of murder. Although state and federal statutes ...
Official international site on AI's death penalty abolition efforts. The death penalty
is the ultimate cruel, inhuman and degrading punishment.
Congress or any state legislature may prescribe the death penalty, also known as
capital punishment, for murder and other capital crimes. The Supreme Court ...
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 ...
The case of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev absorbed Americans as no death-penalty drama
has in years. The saga of his crime and punishment began with the shocking ...