The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund (LDF) has released its latest Death Row USA report. Data from this and previous reports for 2003 show that there were 143 new death sentences in the United States in 2003, the fewest number since 1977 and about 50% fewer than the annual new sentences in the late 1990s, which averaged about 300 per year. According to LDF, 3,503 people were on death row in the United States as of January 1, 2004, a decrease from the 3,697 reported on October 1, 2002. Of those 1.4% are women and 2.28% are juveniles. The jurisdictions with the most juvenile offenders on death row include Texas (28), Alabama (15), Louisiana (7), Arizona (6), and Mississippi and North Carolina (5 each). Jurisdictions with the highest percentage of minorities on death row include Colorado (100%), U.S. Military (86%), U.S. Government (75%), Louisiana (72%), and Pennsylvania (70%). In addition to information about those who are currently on death row in the United States, Death Row USA contains data about those who have been executed and an update on cases before the U.S. Supreme Court. (NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, “Death Row USA Winter 2004,” January 1, 2004). See Death Row USA. See DPIC’s 2003 Year End Report.