EXECUTIONS: The U.S. in Mid-Year 2012

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In a initial half of 2012, 8 states carried out 23 executions. In a same duration final year, there were 25 executions in 9 states. The annual series of executions has declined significantly from a rise in 1999, when 98 people were executed. There were 43 executions in 2011.  Sixteen of this year’s executions (70%) have been in a South, with scarcely half in only dual states – Texas and Mississippi. Seventy-eight percent (78%) of cases ensuing in executions this year concerned a murder with a white victim, even yet generally whites are victims of murder reduction than 50% of a time in a U.S.

Inmates executed so distant this year spent an normal of only over 18 years on genocide quarrel before to execution.  According to a Bureau of Justice Statistics, a normal time between sentencing and execution for those executed in 2010 was 15 years, a longest duration for any singular year.  States have continued to change their execution protocols due to ongoing shortages of certain execution drugs.

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All executions in 2012 have been by fatal injection.  This year Arizona and Idaho joined Ohio and Washington in regulating a one-drug fatal injection procedure.

All executions this year have used pentobarbital, a drug not used in executions before to Dec 2010.

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