Friday, September 9, 2011

FYiPOST: High Percentage of U.S. Military Death Sentences Overturned

Of the 16 death sentences that have been imposed since the U.S. military made significant changes to its death penalty system in 1984, 10 have been overturned and all the defendants were resentenced to life.  There have been no executions, and the 6 remaining cases are still under appeal.  

Story at link below

(M. Taylor, "Many death sentences in U.S. military overturned," McClatchy Newspapers, August 28, 2011).  See U.S. Military and Representation.  See also STUDIES: Significant Racial Disparities Found in Military Death Penalty.

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Kevin McGrew, PhD
Educational Psychologist