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Less Executions Executed. Why?

The war on drugs seems to be working too well in one arena. Shortages of sodium thiopental have helped reduce the number of lethal injection executions by 12 percent over the last year. New death sentences are also among the lowest rate since the reinstatement of the law in 1976. A total of 114 death sentences were given in 2010 which is down two-thirds since the peak in 1996. Reuters Read more...