Global experts discuss the decline of the death penalty in America
Reporter Ed Pilkington and Richard C Dieter of the Death Penalty Information Center discussed the decline of executions in the US today. They were joined by experts around the world — here is the chat transcript
- theguardian.com, Thursday 19 December 2013 14.19 GMT
Executions are on the decline in the US, even though the majority of Americans still support capital punishment.
The reason for the decline comes from a European-led boycott against medical drugs used by US corrections departments during the execution process. A report published by the Death Penalty Information Center indicates that a major factor behind the slump has been the difficulty states are encountering in finding a consistent means…
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