NEW RESOURCES: "Death Row USA" (Spring 2003)

The latest edition of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund's quarterly publication, Death Row USA," is now available on DPIC's Web site.  As of April 1, 2003, the number of inmates on death rows across the nation is 3,525, a 5% decrease from the 3,701 reported April 1, 2002 (See Homepage).  Also reported in "Death Row USA:"

Jurisdictions with the highest percent of minorities on death row:

  • U.S. Military (86%)
  • Colorado (83%)
  • U.S. Government (76%)
  • Louisiana (72%)
  • Pennsylvania (70%)

Jurisdictions with the most juvenile offenders on death row:

  • Texas (27)
  • Alabama (14)
  • Louisiana (8)
  • Mississippi (5)

(NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, "Death Row USA Spring 2003" (April 1, 2003)).