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Despite planned executions, capital punishment is at 50-year low. What’s next for the death penalty?

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USA Today, April 2022

A Texas mother’s life hung in the balance Monday as a parole board was set to consider a clemency petition two days before her scheduled execution, part of a case that has drawn national scrutiny amid questions about her conviction. It comes just days after Texas put to death an ailing 78-year-old who spent 30 years on death row. Last week, a Tennessee man in his 70s got a temporary reprieve while a South Carolina court stayed a controversial firing squad execution.

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