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Federal Laws Providing for the Death Penalty

8 U.S.C. 1342 Murder related to the smuggling of aliens.
18 U.S.C. 32-34

Editorials

In recent years, many national and local newspapers have published editorials on the death penalty. Some have called for reform based on particular problems, others have called for an end to capital punishment. The quotes below represent a small sample of those statements from newspapers around the country. For additional editorials, see:

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Killing for Votes

THE DEATH PENALTY INFORMATION CENTER

Killing for Votes:

The Dangers of Politicizing the Death Penalty Process

by Richard C. Dieter, Esq. Executive Director, Death Penalty Information Center October 1996 Persons who undertake the task of administering justice impartially should not be required--indeed, they should not be permitted--to finance campaigns or to curry the favor of voters by making predictions

Number of Executions by State and Region Since 1976

Updated July 7, 2017 following an execution in Virginia.

Executions by Region

Region Total Executions 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003
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Press Room

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Press Room

Welcome to DPIC's press room  If you are a member of the media, we hope that you will take this opportunity to bookmark this portion of our site, where you can quickly access the following information:

Life Without Parole


Death Penalty States
offering Life Without Parole*
(35/38 states) Alabama New Hampshire Arizona New Jersey Arkansas New York California North Carolina Colorado Ohio Connecticut Oklahoma Delaware Oregon Florida Pennsylvania Georgia South Carolina Idaho South Dakota Illinois Tennessee Indiana Utah Kentucky Virginia Louisiana Washington Maryland Wyoming Mississippi Missouri plus- Montana Federal Statute Nebraska Military Statute Nevada

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