Saturday, February 6, 2016

It Is Time To Consider Abolishing the Death Penalty

U.S. exonerations hit record high as more troubled cases probed
Reuters -- By Jon Herskovitz

“There were 149 known exonerations in 2015, where the exonerated defendants served on average more than 14 years in prison, said the report from the National Registry of Exonerations”

“Among those exonerated, 58 had been convicted of homicide, including five people who had been sentenced to death, it said. About three-quarters of the homicide exonerations included official misconduct”

“Texas had 54 known exonerations in 2015, followed by 17 in New York and 13 in Illinois, the report said.”

See Also -- Reconsidering the Death Penalty in Ohio