Sunday, November 20, 2011

Death Penalty Update 2011

Last week, Idaho carried out its first execution in 17 years.  Idaho's execution was the 42 execution of 2011.  There have been 42 executions stayed--canceled--this year.

With one more execution scheduled in Oregon on December 6th, we will find out if America will carry out more executions than it cancels in 2011.  Regardless of the outcome in Oregon, 2011's execution totals will fall short of 2010.  There were 46 executions carried out in 2010.

According to the Death Penalty Information Center, there are 20 executions scheduled nationwide through 2013.  Twelve of those executions are scheduled in Ohio. Don't be surprised. In 2010 and 2011, Ohio trailed only Texas in the number of executions carried out across the country.

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