Texas and the Death Penalty

Amnesty International is set to release it’s global assessment of the death penalty. We talked to death penalty opponent Kristin Houle about where Texas stands on the issue of capital punishment.

She says the landscape is changing. Fewer convicts are being sentenced to death and she credits having the option of life without parole as the reason.

She says Texas has gone from a peak number of death sentences in 1999 when 49 people were sentenced to death in the state to just 3 people in 2015.



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