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For Freed Inmate: Painful Memories of Life on Death Row

The execution in Texas of a man alleged to have been mentally disabled has once again brought attention to the issue of capital punishment in the United States. Nearly 1300 people have been executed in the U.S. over the past 36 years. But during that same time period, more than 130 have been exonerated, freed because of lack of evidence, or found innocent after being re-tried.