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The 2% Death Penalty: How a Minority of Counties Produce Most Death Cases at Enormous Costs to All

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Death Penalty Information Center |

Only two percent of U.S. counties have been responsible for the majority of cases leading to executions since 1976, according to a report by the Death Penalty Information Center.

This video summary of the report shows how the disparate and highly clustered use of the death penalty raises serious questions of unequal, costly and arbitrary application of the law.

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> More information about this report from the Death Penalty Information Center

Media Coverage

> U.S. Counties Killing The Most People Are Good At Getting Death Penalty, Not So Good At Justice, Huffington Post, 19 November 2013

Death Penalty Information Center is an Atlantic grantee through a re-grant from Proteus Action League.