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Geography of SC's Death Penalty

Take a look at the "Death Penalty Heat Map" below to see the main SC counties that sentence people to death row. How does your county compare to the rest of the state?

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"...over half of the death sentences since 1976 came from 2 percent of the counties in the United States. Eighty-five percent of U.S. counties have not executed a single person in forty-five years, and eighty percent of counties have no one on their states' death row...That means the death penalty is being driven by a very small minority of counties that use it very aggressively, while most of the United States doesn't use it at all."

Shane Claiborne, Executing Grace, p. 149

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