According to an annual report on capital punishment from the Death Penalty Information Center, more Americans now believe the death penalty, which is undergoing a years-long decline of use and support, is being administered unfairly, Juan A. Lozano reports for the Associated Press. In 2023, there were 24 executions in the U.S., with the final one for the year taking place Thursday in Oklahoma. Additionally, 21 people were sentenced to death in 2023, which was the ninth consecutive year where fewer than 30 people were executed and fewer than 50 people received death sentences. Only five states — Texas, Florida, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Alabama — conducted executions this year, the lowest number in 20 years. The center’s report said a majority of states, 29, have either abolished the death penalty or paused executions.