Why the death penalty isn't working for America

In the modern era of the death penalty, American has executed more than 1,500 people. But a staggering number of people on death row have done nothing wrong. Since the mid-1970s, about 1 in 9 people sentenced to death were wrongfully convicted. The Independent is partnering with the Responsible Business Initiative for Justice to call for an end to the death penalty, and to report in-depth stories on America’s execution epidemic.