Apr. 16, 2015

Number of Executions in Each State Since 1977

Over 1300 executions have occurred in the U.S. since 1977, the year after the Supreme Court reaffirmed its approval of the death penalty. See how many executions have been performed in each state since the ruling.

Mar. 28, 2014

Shrinking Majority of Americans Support Death Penalty

According to a 2013 Pew Research Center survey, 55% of U.S. adults say they favor the death penalty for persons convicted of murder. A significant minority (37%) oppose the practice.

Mar. 22, 2012

Religion in Prisons – A 50-State Survey of Prison Chaplains

According to a survey of professional prison chaplains, America’s state penitentiaries are a bustle of religious activity. Chaplains say that efforts by inmates to convert other inmates are common and that at least some religious switching occurs. And chaplains overwhelmingly consider religion-based programming an important aspect of rehabilitating prisoners.

Mar. 22, 2012

Webcast of Report Release Event: Religion in Prisons

Dec. 19, 2007

Lethal Injection on Trial: An Analysis of the Arguments Before the Supreme Court in Baze v. Rees

Dec. 19, 2007

An Impassioned Debate: An Overview of the Death Penalty in America