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Pros & Cons of the Death Penalty and Capital Punishment
The execution chamber in the federal prison in Terre Haute, Indiana - Scott Olson / ... The Depression era 1930s, which saw a historic peak in executions, was ...
http://usliberals.about.com/od/deathpenalty/i/DeathPenalty.htm
Electric Chair Executions - An Overview and History of Electric Chair ...
An African-American prisoner is prepared for execution in "Old Sparky," Sing- Sing Prison's infamous electric chair. Photograph taken circa 1900 by William M.
http://civilliberty.about.com/od/capitalpunishment/ig/Types-of-Executions/The-Electric-Chair.htm
Gas Chamber Executions - An Overview and History of Gas ...
A history and description of gas chamber executions.
http://civilliberty.about.com/od/capitalpunishment/ig/Types-of-Executions/Gas-Chamber-Executions.htm
Types of Executions - An Illustrated Guide to Eight Types of Executions
An illustrated guide to various types of execution, capital punishment, and death penalty enforcement that are still in use today.
http://civilliberty.about.com/od/capitalpunishment/ig/Types-of-Executions/
Firing Squad Executions - An Overview and History of Firing Squad ...
Executions by firing squad date as far back as firearms themselves, but only two people have been executed by firing squad in the United States in recent years ...
http://civilliberty.about.com/od/capitalpunishment/ig/Types-of-Executions/Execution-by-Firing-Squad.htm
Lethal Injections - Civil Liberties - About.com
In 1982, the United States became the first country on Earth to perform executions by lethal injection as a means of capital punishment. China became the ...
http://civilliberty.about.com/od/capitalpunishment/ig/Types-of-Executions/Lethal-Injections.htm
Famous Electric Chair Executions - Civil Liberties - About.com
After Kemmler murdered his wife with an axe in 1889, he became a natural test subject for a new method of execution, ostensibly more humane than hanging or  ...
http://civilliberty.about.com/od/capitalpunishment/p/chair_execution.htm
Recent Legal History of the Death Penalty in America
While all but 10 states allowed the death penalty in the late 1960s and an average of 130 executions per year were being carried out, public opinion turned  ...
http://usgovinfo.about.com/library/weekly/bldeathpenalty.htm
Death by Hanging - An Overview and History of Death by Hanging
A history and description of the gallows (used for hanging executions).
http://civilliberty.about.com/od/capitalpunishment/ig/Types-of-Executions/Death-by-Hanging.htm
Executions in 2004 - Crime and Punishment - About.com
Listed are the criminals executed in 2004 in the U.S..
http://crime.about.com/od/2004Executions/
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