The United States is the only country in the world where the execution of those
under 18 is officially sanctioned.
- We are the
only country not to have signed the United Nations Convention on the Rights
of the Child (which prohibits the practice).
- The last five executions of juvenile offenders in the world have all occurred
in the United States.
- There are currently 74 people on death row for crimes committed before the
age of 18.
- Almost one third of them are in Texas.