Publication Date: March 2008
Publisher: American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California
Author(s): Romy Ganschow
Research Area: Human rights; Justice; Social conditions
Keywords: death penalty; criminal justice
"Death by Geography" reviews the death-sentencing practices, public safety records, and spending practices of the 24 most populous California counties. The report reveals that while the vast majority of California counties have largely abandoned execution in favor of simply sentencing people to die in prison, just 10 counties continue to aggressively pursue executions, accounting for nearly 85 percent of death sentences since 2000.
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