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  NCJ Number: NCJ 158023     Find in a Library
  Title: Capital Punishment 1994
  Document URL: Text PDF 
  Agency Summary: Agency Summary 
  Author(s): J J Stephan ; T L Snell
  Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
  Date Published: 1996
  Page Count: 16
  Series: BJS Bulletins
  Annotation: Thirteen States executed 31 prisoners during 1994, seven fewer than in 1993.
  Abstract: Prisoners executed during 1994 had been under sentence of death an average of 10 years and 2 months, about 9 months more than the average for inmates executed in 1993. At the end of 1994, 2,890 prisoners were under sentence of death, 5.9 percent more than at the end of 1993. Texas had the largest number of death row inmates, followed by California, Florida, and Pennsylvania. Of the 31 persons executed, 14 were in Texas. Of persons under sentence of death, 1,645 were white and 1,197 were black. The 224 Hispanic inmates under sentence of death accounted for 8.4 percent of inmates with a known ethnicity. Forty-one women were under sentence of death, about two in five inmates sentenced to death were on parole or probation, and two in three death row inmates had a prior felony conviction. During 1994, 26 State prison systems received 304 prisoners under sentence of death. Federal laws providing for the death penalty are noted in an appendix. 15 tables and 2 figures
  Main Term(s): Inmate statistics
  Index Term(s): Offender statistics ; Capital punishment ; Corrections statistics ; Black/African Americans ; Caucasian/White Americans ; Hispanic Americans ; Death row inmates ; State-by-state analyses ; Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) ; Black/White Crime Comparisons ; Florida ; Pennsylvania ; Texas ; California
  Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
  Type: Statistics
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
  Note: Bureau of Justice Statistics Bulletin
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