Copycat justice has turned US counties into execution hotspots

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Andrew Lichtenstein/Polaris/eyevine By Jessica Hamzelou A handful of hotspots carry out a disproportionate number of executions in the US, but these areas don’t tend to have particularly high rates of murder. Instead, human bias seems to have led a small number of counties to become far more likely than others to follow through on a death sentence. The death penalty is legal in 31 of the 50 US states,