2020-12-09 11:25:43

Trump Is Rushing To Execute Federal Death Row Inmates


Sonali Kolhatkar speaks with Nancy Haydt about how President Trump is rushing to execute Federal death row inmates.


President Donald Trump’s Justice Department is on track to oversee the most federal death row executions of any administration in more than a hundred years. Attorney General William Barr has resumed executions, ending a years-long moratorium.

Now, five new executions have been announced, and according to the Associated Press, “If the five take place as planned, then a total of 13 executions since July, when the administration resumed putting inmates to death after a 17-year hiatus, will cement Trump’s legacy as the most prolific execution president in more than 130 years.” Trump will leave the White House having executed nearly a quarter of all federal death-row prisoners. Public support for the death penalty has dropped, even among Republicans.

Nancy Haydt, Executive Director of Death Penalty Focus

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