For the first time in a very long time, the United States decided to resume the death penalty. It will apply only to those prisoners who are sentenced to the highest degree of punishment. Attorney General Barr signed a decree so that the federal prison service began preparing the penalty of 5 prisoners.
According to the affirmation, all 5 convicts are serving sentences for the rape and murder of children and the elderly. It is also known that the penalty should take place in 2019 and 2020.
Not all crimes in the United States are considered federal, state crimes exist next to them. For example, counterfeiting is automatically considered as a federal onset and a federal court deals with this problem.
In 1972, by the decision of the Supreme Court, the death penalty was abolished at all levels at both the federal and state levels.
But in 1976, the Supreme Court recognized that it was not a bad idea to return the death penalty, but at first, such rights were returned only to the states, and in 1988 the court decided to resume the execution at the federal level as well.
No matter how sad it was, but at the moment 62 people sentenced to death are in federal prisons.