States differ in the use, application, and method of death penalties. The Death Penalty Information Center (DPIC) is an excellent source of information on the death penalty. Go to the DPIC Web site and investigate if you live in a state that has the death penalty, the frequency of use of the death penalty, and the crimes applicable to the death penalty: http://www.deathpenaltyinfo.org/state_by_state. Compare your state to others that share a border with your state.
Check on the availability of public transportation systems in your state and community by visiting the Public Transportation Takes Us There Web site: http://www.publictransportation.org/systems/. Compare your state to others that share a border with your state.