Sentencing

Death Sentences Decline in 2004

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DEATH SENTENCES AT LOWEST LEVEL SINCE REINSTATEMENT OF DEATH PENALTY

Death Sentences by State:

DPIC Summary: "The Meaning of 'Life': Long Prison Sentences in Context"

A report released in May, 2004 by The Sentencing Project, “The Meaning of ‘Life’: Long Prison Sentences in Context,” documents a dramatic increase in the number of prisoners serving life without parole sentences and demonstrates that prisoners are serving increasingly longer terms of incarceration. Findings in the report include the following:

Death Sentencing Rate By State, 1977-1999

DEATH SENTENCING RATE BY STATE (per murder)
The Death Sentencing Rate is the ratio of death sentences in a state between 1977 and 1999, and the number of murders in that state during approximately the same period.

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Death Penalty Sentencing Information

Death Sentences By Year: 1976-2017

YEAR SENTENCES
1976
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Death Sentences in the United States From 1977 By State and By Year

Sentencing for Life: Americans Embrace Alternatives to the Death Penalty

Crimes Punishable by the Death Penalty

Summary of States' Death Penalty Statutes - From Bureau of Justice Statistics

Death Penalty for Offenses Other Than Murder - State and Federal Laws that allow Capital Punishment when no death has occurred

DPIC's Page on Kennedy v. Louisiana - Striking down the death penalty for non-homicide offenses against individuals

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