Justice report shows more than 3,000 inmates sit on death row in U.S. prisons

2014-05-16T08:21:00Z 2014-05-16T08:33:57Z Justice report shows more than 3,000 inmates sit on death row in U.S. prisonsPatrick McNamara Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

A new report from the U.S. Department of Justice Bureau of Justice Statistics shows more than 3,000 inmates in American prisons were on death row at the end of the year 2012.

The report says 56 percent of those condemned inmates were white, 42 percent were black and 14 percent Latino.

Only 2 percent of all death rom inmates were female.

Arizona had 125 inmates awaiting execution at the time of the report.

The state was tied with two other states for the second most executions conducted in 2012, with six inmates put to death.

Texas executed 15 inmates in 2012.

Read more about the report here.

Contact reporter Patrick McNamara at 573-4241 or pmcnamara@azstarnet.com. On Twitter @pm929.

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