Jamaica to resume executions

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The Independent Online
KINGSTON (AP) - Jamaica will resume hanging convicted murderers in February after deciding which of the country's 352 condemned prisoners deserve reduced sentences or pardons, an official said.

No one has been executed since 1988 because of the debate in parliament over whether to continue with capital punishment. The country has one of the world's largest numbers of prisoners on death row - some have been there for as much as 15 years - in proportion to the population.