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Wednesday, January 31, 2001

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  • Witness to An Execution

    Texas leads the nation in executions. The 230 executions Texas carried out since the death penalty was reinstated in1976 make up one third of the national toll. And last year, under Governor George Bush, the Lone Star State set a newannual record when Garry Dean Miller became the 38th person in that state to receive a lethal injection. Bush backeda law to shorten delays between conviction and execution and blocked a bill banning the executions of people withlearning disabilities. At his inauguration, protesters greeted George W. Bush with signs reading, "the Texecutioner."

  • Governor Ryan Speaks Out On the Death Penalty

    Since 1973, 93 people in 22 states have been released from death row with evidence of their innocence. In the sametime period, another 693 people have been executed in the United States. Some of them were discovered to have beeninnocent AFTER it was too late.