Of the 6,754 people under sentence of death between 1977 and 2001, 11% were executed, 4% died by causes other than
execution, and 32% received other dispositions.
Today's Prison Quote
The uneven impact of actual enforcement measures tends to mirror and reinforce more general patterns of discrimination (along socioeconomic, racial and ethnic, sexual, and perhaps generational lines) within the society. As a consequence, such enforcement (ineffective as it may be in producing conformity) almost certainly reinforces feelings of alienation already prevalent within major segments of the population.
~Edwin M. Schur
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