the history of capital punishment

Maybe it’s just because my summer job brings me into contact with America’s own weird system of capital punishment, but I found this doc by the BBC pretty interesting:

It’s good! (If unsurprisingly Brit-centric.) Watch all six parts!

Fascinating fact: although 35 states have the death penalty on the books, about half of all actual executions are performed in Texas.

(via Kate Beaton of Hark! A Vagrant)

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