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Texas executions and death sentences on the rise in 2018, year-end data shows

On the other side, the report shows the death row population in Texas, along with the entire country, reached historic lows this year.

Year-end data released Friday from the Death Penalty Information Center is out and it shows Texas executed more inmates than any other state in 2018.

The report shows the number of executed inmates is steadily increasing over the last two years.

In 2018, the country put 25 people to death.

Texas is responsible for more than half of those, putting 13 men to death this year.

The reports says the increase correlates with the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals halting fewer executions. The Texas Tribune says the state stopped about half as many executions this year than 2016 and 2017.

On the other side, the report shows the death row population in Texas, along with the entire country, reached historic lows this year.

Right now, there are 224 inmates awaiting execution, which is a 25-year low.

The report says more than 70 percent of those executed this year showed signs of serious mental illness, brain damage, intellectual impairment, or chronic abuse.

The data also shows the number of new death sentences increased over the last two years.

The numbers were released as there are no other executions scheduled for the year.

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