Federal Death Penalty



JOSH MARQUIS President, Oregon District Attorney's Association Board Member, Directors of the National District Attorney's Association

ROB WARDEN Director, Center on Wrongful Convictions, Northwestern University School of Law, Chicago, Illinois

Seventy-five percent of inmates on federal death row are black or Hispanic. Convicted drug trafficker and murder Juan Raul Garza, a Hispanic is scheduled to be executed on Tuesday. It has raised questions about whether the death penalty is unfair to minorities. Guest host Steve Inskeep talks with experts about the federal death penalty.



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