‘Obsolete Laws, Unfair Trials’ Created North Carolina’s Outsized Death Row: Study

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Execution table at NM State Pen. Photo by Len Piorkowski via Flickr

Although North Carolina hasn’t carried out an execution since 2006, more than 140 men and women remain on death row—and more than three-quarters of them were sentenced under penalty laws that have long since been abandoned in favor of reforms that de-emphasize capital punishment, according to an investigation by the Center for Death Penalty Litigation . . .

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