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Public Comments Requested on the Proposed Extension of BJS Data Collection: Capital Punishment Report of Inmates Under Sentence of Death

BJS encourages comments for 60 days through January 8, 2024, on the Capital Punishment Report of Inmates Under Sentence of Death. Your comments on BJS’s request to the Office of Management and Budget, which is published in the Federal Register, should respond to one or more of the following:

  • Evaluate whether the proposed collection is necessary, including whether the information will have practical utility
  • Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used
  • Evaluate whether and how the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected can be enhanced
  • Minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques.

Through the National Prisoner Statistics data series (NPS-8), BJS will collect data from an estimated 85 respondents on changes in the size and composition of persons under state or federal sentence of death and changes to the laws regulating the imposition and implementation of death sentences in the United States.

Date Published: November 7, 2023