How Texas’s Harris County went from ‘capital of capital punishment’ to zero executions

How Texas’s Harris County went from ‘capital of capital punishment’ to zero executionsFrom the tragedy of hurricane Harvey to the elation of the Astros’ victory in the World Series, the Houston area had an eventful 2017. In recent decades, no county has been as prolific in its application of the death penalty as Harris County. If the county were a state, only one state would have executed more people since 1976, the year capital punishment was reinstated in the US: Texas itself.



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