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This Oct. 9, 2014, file photo shows the gurney in the the execution chamber at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester, Okla. (Sue Ogrocki/AP)
This Oct. 9, 2014, file photo shows the gurney in the the execution chamber at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester, Okla. (Sue Ogrocki/AP)
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A new report from the Death Penalty Information Center says executions and death sentences fell to their second-lowest level in a quarter century in 2017. The report also says public support for capital punishment is at its lowest level in 45 years.

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson speaks with Robert Dunham (@RDunhamDPIC), executive director of the organization, about the findings.

This segment aired on December 14, 2017.

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