Killing in our name: A look at the modern era of the death penalty in the United States at its 1500th execution

By: Kristina Roth, Senior Program Officer Criminal Justice

For Amnesty International there is no debate about our sentiments as the United States marked this abhorrent milestone on June 20,2019, its 1500th execution in the modern era. That same year, 1977, Amnesty convened the first international conference on the death penalty in Sweden leading to the Stockholm Declaration, calling on all governments to abolish the ultimate cruel, inhuman and…