Report Finds Waning Support for Death Penalty

Declining public support for the death penalty and reduced rates of executions indicate there is a “climate change” involving capital punishment, which could lead to an abolition of the practice in the United States, the director of the Death Penalty Information Center said in an interview, touting the release Friday of his group’s annual year-end report.

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States Going to Great Lengths to Hide Execution Information, Report Says

An anti-death penalty group paints a grim picture in a new report of states’ attempts to keep specifics of their execution process hidden from the public. However, supporters of the death penalty say the situation described in the report is a crisis of the anti-death penalty lobby’s own making.

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