2020 Policy Tracker: Justice

Ending Capital Punishment


Joe Biden

Joe Biden addresses ending capital punishment in “The Biden Plan for Strengthening America’s Commitment to Justice”. His plan will:

  • “Work to pass legislation to eliminate the death penalty at the federal level.”

  • “Incentivize states to follow the federal government’s example.”


Donald Trump

Donald Trump is in favor of reinstituting capital punishment. His administration has resumed executing prisoners on federal death row after a 16-year hiatus.