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A 2011 poll found that 62 percent of Kentuckians support a temporary halt to executions. That poll is no anomaly: 67 percent of Kentuckians in a 2006 poll selected options other than the death penalty as the most appropriate sentencing alternatives from choices available to Kentucky jurors serving in capital murder trials.

Pages in the Why Abolish section of this website also contain data about the death penalty in Kentucky and nationwide.

The Death Penalty Information Center (DPIC) has the most complete data on the death penalty in the United States. For information about executions in Kentucky, visit DPIC’s state-by-state database.

For breaking developments, check its website’s press room, and for urgent questions call DPIC at 202.289.2275.

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