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Univ. of San Diego School of Law

Tuesday, November 30, 2004

ACLU Issues Report on Women's Death Row

RedprisonThe American Civil Liberties Union recently issued a report that analyzes the conditions of women on death row.  Sixty-six cases of women death row inmates are analyzed in the ACLU Executive Report: The Forgotten Population, 10 of whom were executed between 1984 and 2002, and 56 of whom were on death row at some time between April 2002 and December 2003.  The report's findings include that women on death row often live in isolation because of their sparse numbers, and that women are sentenced to death row for crimes that often do not result in death sentences for men.  [Mark Godsey]

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