Tuesday, June 2, Texas executed George Jones (TDCJ info). He had an 11th grade education. More than 80 percent of all people in Texas prisons are high school dropouts.
Updated at 7PM on June 2, 2010.
Alba was the 459th person executed in Texas since 1982 and the 220th person since Rick Perry became governor. He was the 12th person executed in Texas in 2010.
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