"While several US states have embraced abolition in recent years, Florida remains a diehard proponent of the death penalty and one of a handful of states that account for the bulk of executions in the USA … Florida and all other states where the death penalty is still in use must impose immediate moratoriums on executions until they can end this cruel practice once and for all," Erika Guevara Rosas, Americas Director at Amnesty International, said, as quoted in a press release.
She added that Florida has the second largest number of inmates on death row in the United States.
.@FLGovScott has signed more death warrants than any modern Florida Governor. It is time to end the use of the death penalty & make Florida the 20th state to abolish this cruel, inhuman and degrading practice! https://t.co/QLqJgStQgC pic.twitter.com/zy7SgqDjXH— Amnesty International (@amnestyusa) August 23, 2018
Amnesty International also added that Florida is the fourth state in the country regarding the number of executions since 1976.
#Florida has the 2nd biggest death row in the #US & the highest number of wrongful convictions in death penalty cases in the country. The Sunshine State must take a permanent vacation from this cruel & brutalizing policy.— AmnestyInternational (@amnesty) August 23, 2018
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Earlier in August, the Pew Research Center said in a report that capital punishment was becoming increasingly rare in the United States. Total of 19 states and the District of Columbia do not authorize the death penalty, and 10 of the states where it is allowed haven't executed anyone in at least 10 years.