The Quiet Revolution In The Death Penalty Debate

National Public Radio, by CARRIE JOHNSON – August 16, 2011 There are 58 people on federal death row in Terre Haute, Ind. But for now none appears likely to face the ultimate punishment, at least not on President Obama’s watch. The Justice Department is reviewing its lethal injection protocols because of a shortage of a key drug. While that study is underway, authorities have backed away from setting execution dates. Over the last few years, a quiet revolution has overtaken the death penalty debate. Like many trends, this one started in the states and moved to the federal level, says death penalty expert David Bruck. [Full Story at: http://www.npr.org/2011/08/16/139576638/the-quiet-revolution-in-the-death-penalty-debate ]

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The Quiet Revolution In The Death Penalty Debate