Report: Death Row Population Declined Slightly to 2,881 in ’15

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A new statistical brief reports that 33 states and the federal Bureau of Prisons held a total of 2,881 inmates under sentence of death at the end of 2015, 61 fewer than at year's end in 2014. It was the 15th consecutive year in which the number of condemned inmates decreased, according to "Capital Punishment, 2014-2015," by the federal Bureau of Justice Statistics . . .

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