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The death penalty (Infographic)

Published: Thursday, Aug. 7 2014 10:49 a.m. MDT

Updated: Thursday, Aug. 7 2014 10:49 a.m. MDT

On August 6, 1890, the electric chair was first used for execution purposes, according to the History Channel. In light of this anniversary and the recent news of botched executions in multiple states (four prolonged executions so far this year, according to CNN), we have compiled data from the BBC, Amnesty International, CNN, the Pew Research Center, Colombia Law School, and the Death Penalty Information Center into one infographic on the topic of capital punishment.

Read the individual studies here. The BBC, Amnesty International, CNN, the Pew Research Center, and the Death Penalty Information Center

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