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Did you know that executing someone is more costly than keeping them in prison for life? That 80% of executions take place in two counties in the USA? That most executions occur in places where lynchings were common? That by a conservative estimate 1 person in every 25 on death row is innocent?
Because not everyone can afford a good lawyer, because the police and juries are not infallible, because ambition and politics sometimes outweigh prosecutors’ dedication to the truth, innocent people end up on death row.
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Slavery and lynching, mass incarceration and the death penalty. The historical antecedents of our current prison system and of how capital punishment is practiced today cannot be ignored.
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