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United states of america's death penalty laws and how they are applied, including death row and execution numbers, death-eligible crimes, methods of execution, appeals and clemency, availability of lawyers, prison conditions, ratification of international instruments, and recent developments. Why has the death penalty grown increasingly rare even though the public largely supports it and the supreme court has upheld it, just 27 people have been executed this year, almost the same number of fatalities from lightning strikes. Capital punishment in the us and the world international trends have left the united states virtually alone among democracies to impose the death penalty with frequency. Feature where the death penalty still lives as capital punishment declines nationwide, a tiny fraction of the country generates an alarming number of death.
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