Opponents to the death penalty hold up signs outside the Federal Penitentiary in Terre Haute in 2001. Photo: Reuters

US set to resume federal prisoner executions, as critics say it is banned in most of the world and has ‘no place in the 21st century’

  • The last execution in a federal prison was carried out in 2003 at the US Penitentiary in Terre Haute
  • As of the end of 2018, 106 countries had ended the use of the death penalty
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Opponents to the death penalty hold up signs outside the Federal Penitentiary in Terre Haute in 2001. Photo: Reuters
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