Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Texas Statistics

Since my last post on October 24, six men have been executed in Texas. There were three others executed in October and there are eleven more executions scheduled in Texas before the end of March. In total, Texas has executed seventeen since resuming executions in May. If they execute all eleven of those with execution dates set before the end of March, they will have executed twenty eight men in less than a year. For perspective, since the Supreme Court decision in May, all other states combined have executed eighteen individuals. That means Texas is a single execution behind the entire rest of the country COMBINED.