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Title: Capital Punishment of Female Offenders: Present Female Death Row Inmates and Death Sentences and Executions of Female Offenders, January 1, 1973 to May 1, 1994
Author(s): V L Streib
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 15
Sponsoring Agency: Cleveland State University
Cleveland, OH 44115
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
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United States of America

Cleveland State University
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
1801 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44115
United States of America
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Both the female death sentencing rate and the female death row population remain very small compared to their male counterparts.
Abstract: Only 511 female offenders have been executed in the U.S. since 1608; these constitute less than 3 percent of the total number of executions. Of the 232 offenders executed since the Supreme Court Furman decision in 1972, only one has been a woman. The annual rate of death sentences for female offenders has remained constant at around five, representing 2 percent of the annual total. Of the 99 women sentenced to death since 1973, 61 have had their sentences reversed or commuted to life imprisonment; 34 women (with 37 sentences imposed on them) remain on death row. These 34 offenders constitute 1.2 percent of the total death row population and 0.07 percent of the female inmate population in the U.S. 3 tables and 2 appendixes
Main Term(s): Corrections
Index Term(s): Capital punishment; Death row inmates; Female offenders; Statistics
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