Issues

The death penalty is a very complex issue with a very interesting history.  Here are some fast facts about capital punishment in the US and Colorado.  For more in depth information on the issue, visit the Death penalty Information Center.

Death Penalty Information Center

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CO Fast Facts about the Death Penalty:

Number of People on Death Row: 3 (Nathan Dunlap, Sir Mario Owens, Robert Ray)

Number of Executions since 1976: 1 (Gary Davis, 1997)

Number of Executions before 1976: 77

Method of Execution: Lethal Injection

Continuing to use the death penalty furthers a broken system that is expensive, does not deter crime or make us safer, is unfair and unequal, does not allow victims to heal, it makes mistakes and executes innocent people and is in opposition to many people’s religious beliefs.