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Capital Punishment 1995

NCJ Number
Date Published
December 1996
16 pages
Publication Series
This report presents information and statistics by State on the number and characteristics of inmates executed and on death row during 1995.

This annual BJS Bulletin presents characteristics of persons under sentence of death on December 31, 1995, and of persons executed in 1995. The report summarizes the movement of prisoners into and out of death sentence status during the year. Numerical tables present data on offenders' sex, race, Hispanic origin, education, marital status, age at time of arrest for capital offense, legal status at time of capital offense, methods of execution, trends, and time between imposition of death sentence and execution. Historical tables present executions since 1930 and sentencing since 1973.

Date Published: December 1, 1996