The Death Penalty Information Center released its new report, "Death Penalty in the United States," this week.
New DPIC Report on Death Penalty in the United States in 2015
You can read the full text of the report online here.
Among its key findings are:
• There were 28 executions in 6 states, the fewest since 1991.
• There were 49 death sentences in 2015, 33% below the modern death penalty low set last year.
• New death sentences in the past decade are lower than in the decade preceding the Supreme
Court’s invalidation of capital punishment in 1972.
• Six more former death row inmates were exonerated of all charges.
Watch the Video Summary of the DPIC Findings
Here’s a short video that gives you a full summary of the DPIC report’s contents: