America’s state executions in 2015 were at their lowest level in almost 25 years, according to a new report. The study also said new death sentences imposed by the courts are at their lowest level since the 1970s. Only six states executed people this year—the fewest in more than 20 years. “The numbers are consistent with a long-term trend in which public support for the death penalty is dropping, the number of executions is dropping and the number of death penalties imposed is dropping,” Death Penalty Information Center Director Robert Dunham said.
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