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Death Row

The Question: How many people are on death row? The Answer: The number of prisoners on death row first topped 3,000 in 1995 and remains higher than that. For a…

Women on Death Row

(as of 1/1/2014) State Total White Black Latina American Indian Asian…

Death Row Exonerations, 1973–2008

Between 1973 and 2008, 129 inmates on death row have been exonerated and freed. The most common reasons for wrongful convictions are mistaken eyewitness testimony, the false testimony of informants…

Women on Death Row Are Still Rare

The number of women on death row continues to be far less than men by Liz Olson Related Links Women on Death Row Characteristics of Prisoners Under…

Suge Knight

Name at birth: Marion Hugh Knight, Jr.Marion "Suge" Knight co-founded Death Row Records, one of the most successful record labels of the 1990s and the company that launched the careers of such hip-…

Crime Statistics—Women's History Month

Women's History Month is observed every March in the United States. Learn about the history of Women's History Month, read biographies of famous women, try our quizzes and crosswords, find…

George Ryan, 2000 News

Republican governor of Illinois, imposed a moratorium on executions in Jan., citing a “shameful record of convicting innocent people and putting them on death row.” Ryan said since 1977, 13…

Deadly Questions

Study raises questions about capital punishment in the U.S. by David Johnson This article was posted on June 22, 2000. Illinois Governor George Ryan recently announced a…