This viz was part of MakeOverMonday looking at executions since 1979. I decided to take a look at the wasted years of the executed people, based on their life expectancy according to their race and state. In 40 years over 1400 people were executed, a total of nearly 50,000 wasted years that never were because of the crimes the committed. If the death penalty is the ultimate deterrent, then maybe looking at the data this way might do just that. This viz was inspired by the superb Gun Deaths viz by Periscopic.