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Correction

February 26, 2009

Due to an editing error by the editorial page editor, a percentage was quoted incorrectly in a Feb. 25 letter from Washington County NAACP officials Russell Williams and Samuel Key on the repeal of the death penalty.

The correct information is as follows: Although African-Americans make up just 13 percent of the U.S. population, they account for 72 percent of the cases in which the U.S. Attorney General chooses to seek the death penalty.

The Herald-Mail apologizes for the error.

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