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Nov 07, 2016

OUTLIER COUNTIES: Non-Unanimous Jury Verdicts Highlight Systemic Flaws in Pinellas County, Florida Death Penalty

Pinellas County, Florida ranks among the 2% of coun­ties respon­si­ble for more than half of all pris­on­ers on death rows across the United States and among the 2% of coun­ties respon­si­ble for more than half of all exe­cu­tions con­duct­ed in this coun­try since 1977. The five death sen­tences imposed in Pinellas between 2010 and 2015 also place it, along with three oth­er Florida coun­ties, among the 16 U.S. coun­ties with the high­est num­ber of new death sen­tences in the country.