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USA: One county, 100 executions : Harris County and Texas - a lethal combination

, Index number: AMR 51/125/2007

Texas was one of the states which lost no time in rewriting its capital statute after the 1972 Supreme Court ruling, and resumed executions. In its "modern" era of judicial killing, Harris County has resumed its role as the leading supplier of condemned inmates in Texas. Over the years, Harris County has not only been shown to be out of touch with the wider USA, but to be lagging behind much of the rest of the world which has turned against the use of the death penalty.

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