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Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Jul 25, 2019
U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr recently announced that the federal government will resume capital punishment for the first time in nearly two decades, ABC News reports. The Department of Justice said in the announcement that Barr asked Acting Director of the Federal Bureau of Prisons to schedule executions of five inmates. All executions will take place at U.S. Penitentiary Terre Haute, Indiana, between December 2019 and January 2020. Seventy-eight federal defendants have been sentenced to death between 1988 and 2018. Only three have been executed and 12 were removed from death row.