1977-2014: A Case Study

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The number of prisoners that was executed under civil authority in the United States for the years 1977 through 2014 is going to be examined within this paper. This paper will examine the prisoners that was executed by the years, region, and jurisdiction. From 1977 through 1999 there was a steady increase within prisoners being executed. The United Stated had a total of 1,394 executions from 1977 through 2014. Majority of the executions occurred at the state level which had a total of 1,391 prisoners executed. While the federal level only had three prisoners executed, which the first two execution occurred in 2001 and there was one execution in 2003. The United States had its highest number of executions in 1999, with a total of 98 executions
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