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American support for the death penalty has steadily decreased since its peak in the mid 1990’s when it reached 80%. According to a recent Gallup poll, 6 in 10 Americans support capital punishment, which is still the solid majority.

The good news is that the percentage of Americans who oppose the death penalty has steadily risen from its low point of 16% in 1994, to its current 37%.

The cause of the growing dip in support may have something to do with all the negative attention the lethal injection is receiving in places like Oklahoma and Missouri.

The controversy over the lethal injection protocol could mean that executions hit a 24-year low in the United States.

October 16, 2015

Support for the Death Penalty Wanes

  American support for the death penalty has steadily decreased since its peak in the mid 1990’s when it reached 80%. According to a recent Gallup […]
October 2, 2015

Gov. Nixon Commutes Death Sentence for Kimber Edwards

Great news–all of our efforts, calls, petitions have paid off. ¬†An amazing group of attorneys, advocates,¬†caring individuals, and voices came out to call attention to Kimber’s […]
October 1, 2015

“Arbitrary, capricious, and discriminatory” is what lawyers are calling the application of the death penalty in the U.S.

In three recent death penalty cases, the actual killers have gotten time in prison while the alleged masterminds behind the murders have gotten the death penalty. […]
September 28, 2015

Missouri Getting Sued Over Secret Death-Penalty Medicine

Chris McDaniel sued the Missouri Department of Corrections in 2014 for failing to disclose the drugs and suppliers used in the lethal injection administered for the […]