A new report by the Center for Constitutional Rights and the American Civil Liberties Union, Death Penalty in America: How the Supreme Court Is Rigging the System, provides a sobering glimpse into the brutal realities of the death penalty in America today.
Death is a death sentence for most of us, the report found, but it’s not uncommon for people sentenced to death to receive a sentence of life in prison or the death sentence itself.
And while it’s possible to avoid the death-penalty dilemma, that’s only if you can prove you’ve been convicted of a crime in the first place.
To get a fair and accurate picture of the number of death-sentence prisoners across the country, the Center found that the state of Georgia had more than 100 people awaiting execution, with more than half of them serving sentences of life without parole.
(Georgia has the most death sentences nationwide.)
A closer look at some of those cases shows how the death process is being increasingly brutalized.
There are nearly 300 inmates currently on death row in Georgia, according to the report.
That’s more than double the number sentenced to life in prisons.
Some of those inmates have already spent the last several decades in prison, having been convicted in state court, and the death sentences are often far longer than the sentences in state courts.
But the report shows that at least one death sentence is a result of a botched conviction.
For example, in Georgia the last three executions took place in 2002 and 2007.
But as of January of 2020, there were only 11 people on death rows who had served their sentences.
Death sentences for drug crimes are far more common.
According to the Death Penalty Information Center, there are more than 4,700 people in state prison awaiting execution for drug offenses.
More than 4 percent of all drug crimes in the U.S. are being carried out with lethal injection drugs, according a 2015 report from the National Institute on Drug Abuse.
The death penalty was abolished in the 1970s and replaced by the death penalties in states that had previously used it.
The practice was abolished because it was so cruel, ineffective, and unjust.
Today, Georgia is the only state in the country that carries out capital punishment on death sentences, which is an exception in a country where executions are also widespread.
And there’s been a trend in recent years toward lessening the sentences that can be carried out on the death row.
A 2011 study by the Death Emancipation Project at Southern Methodist University found that there were more than 5,000 death sentences commuted between 2007 and 2020 in states with death penalty moratoriums.
Since then, the number has dropped to less than 200, and only 14 death sentences have been commuted since 2009.
The Death Penalty Initiative, a nonprofit organization that advocates for the death of the state’s death penalty, says that’s because there’s not enough resources to carry out executions in the state.
But even if Georgia did not have capital punishment, it’s unlikely the state would have any of the inmates on death Row.
The state has about one inmate for every 14 people in its prison population.
In Georgia, that number is 1.4.
The number of inmates awaiting execution in Georgia has been declining in recent decades.
But that trend has been accelerating since 2011, when Georgia carried out just eight executions, according the DeathEmancipiton Project.
In 2016, Georgia executed just four inmates.
In 2017, that dropped to four, and then to three in 2018, three in 2019, and now, all but one prisoner in the entire state, according data compiled by the Georgia Department of Corrections.
Death penalty opponents in Georgia have argued that the trend could be an indication that the death chamber is failing, that there are too many inmates awaiting death.
But a study released this month by the Brennan Center for Justice, a nonpartisan public policy think tank, showed that the number is actually decreasing.
The study found that in the five years since Georgia enacted its moratorium on executions, the state executed fewer people.
The Brennan Center analyzed data from the Georgia Death Penalty Database, which was updated in 2018.
The database lists each death sentence and all its charges, including how many defendants have been convicted.
It also shows the number and length of each death penalty case.
The average length of a death penalty sentence is more than three years.
The data shows that the average length has dropped from 4.7 years for the first five years of the moratorium to 3.3 years for a decade after that.
But there’s another, more subtle change happening in Georgia.
In the five-year period that ended in 2019—the first five months of 2020—Georgia executed more people than the states with the fewest executions.
The overall number of executions in Georgia rose by 6 percent during that time period, while the number for the states that carried out the fewst number of capital executions fell by 5 percent.
But Georgia did increase the number it executed in each of the five subsequent years.
In 2019, the death