Check out this excellent piece from NPR on the new DPIC report:
"The death penalty is in decline no matter the measure, a new study released by the Death Penalty Information Center has found.
The report found that 28 people were executed this year, the lowest since 1991. The number of death sentences dropped by 33 percent.
Only six states executed convicts during the year, and Texas, Missouri and Georgia accounted for 86 percent of the executions."