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Capital Punishment, 2020 - Statistical Tables   [open pdf - 1MB]

From the Document: "At yearend 2020, a total of 28 states and the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) held 2,469 prisoners under sentence of death, which was 94 (4%) fewer than at yearend 2019. During 2020, the number of prisoners under sentence of death declined for the twentieth consecutive year. California (28%), Florida (14%), and Texas (8%) held half of the prisoners under sentence of death in the United States on December 31, 2020. The BOP held 51 prisoners under sentence of death at yearend. Five states and the BOP executed a total of 17 prisoners in 2020. The BOP executed 10 prisoners, which accounted for 59% of the executions carried out in 2020. This report presents statistics on persons who were under sentence of death in 2020, state and federal death penalty laws in 2020, and historical trends in executions. At yearend 2020, a total of 31 states and the federal government authorized the death penalty"

Report Number:
NCJ 302729; National Criminal Justice 302729
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2021-12
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Public Domain
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Bureau of Justice Statistics: https://bjs.ojp.gov/
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