Wednesday, October 15, 1997

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  • America’s Capital Punishment Industry

    The death penalty in the United States is growing at a steadily increasing pace. With 59 people already put to death this year, executions are running at a 40-year high. In fact, the country has not seen so many executions since the Eisenhower years, when 65 people were executed in 1957.

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