US execution rates continue to drop during 2010

[JURIST] The number of executions that took place in the US in 2010 was down 12 percent from 2009, according to the Death Penalty Information Center (DPIC) [advocacy website] annual report [text, PDF; press release, PDF] released Tuesday. There were 46 executions in 2010, compared to 52 in 2009. The report also notes that the number of new death sentences for 2010 is projected to be 114close to 2009’s figure of 112, which represented the lowest number of new death…

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