Death Penalty Information Center

  • Blogs

    December 26, 2012

    Florida Led The Country In Death Sentences This Year

    Nationwide, the use of the death penalty is in steep decline, with only nine states carrying out any executions at all last year. But in the Sunshine State, sentencing prisoners to die is as in vogue as ever.>In fact, Florida led the country in new death sentences handed down in 2012, with 21 new ... More >>

  • News

    September 21, 1995

    The Boulder Boys Must Die

    When federal prosecutors seek the death penalty in drug-related murders, the defendants are almost always black. Why should Miami's first "kingpin" case be any exception?