Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Demographics of Death Row

Number of prisoners under sentence of death: 3,033
Percent male: 98%
Percent black: 42%
Percent in South: 51%
Median age: 45 years
High school dropouts: 48%
Years on death row: 14.2

Source: Bureau of Justice Statistics, Capital Punishment, 2012—Statistical Tables

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