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Waiting to Die: The Cruel Phenomenon of "Death Row Syndrome"

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The United States' 3,300 death row inmates can now expect to wait an average of 12 years from the day of their sentencing to death by lethal injection or electric chair, a doubling of the time gap in the mid-1980s, according to the U.S. Bureau of Justice. On Sept. 16, Jack Alderman was executed in Georgia for killing his wife in 1974 after spending 33 years on death row.

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It is so easy with so much going on to forget abou... by virginius "gin" arnold on Monday, Nov 10, 2008 at 8:20:56 AM
To ameliorate the statistics of high black populat... by Margaret Bassett on Monday, Nov 10, 2008 at 8:58:36 AM
It is absurd putting people in jail for pot. There... by virginius "gin" arnold on Tuesday, Nov 11, 2008 at 8:50:49 AM
During the height of Nam and O'Leary it was easy t... by Margaret Bassett on Tuesday, Nov 11, 2008 at 9:00:49 AM