US premeditated state prisoner killings down in 2015, but nation remains in global top five

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April 6, 2016
Chicago Tribune    
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"Capital punishment continued its steady decline in the United States last year, with death sentences and executions dropping to levels unseen for decades. But despite this shift, the country remains among the world's leaders in the death penalty, putting more inmates to death in 2015 than most other nations. ... The Amnesty report had harsh words for the executions that were carried out in the United States, saying that the country 'continued to use the death penalty in ways that contravene international law and standards, including on people with mental and intellectual disabilities.'" (04/06/16)

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-us-executions-20160406-story.html  

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