Just wondered what an acceptable number would be for "executing innocent people by mistake" before reviewing the death penalty? What brings this up is the proud record of Texas. From what I've seen there have been 12 people released from Death Row in Texas. There has also been 755 executed. Now ASSUMING that EVERY ONE of the executed were, in fact, guilty as charged (highly unlikely) that would bring the average to about 1.6% faulty conviction rate. So what say you? Is more than 1 out of 100 "mistakes" an acceptable number? Would that be considered "collateral damage"? State by State Database | Death Penalty Information Center DA who convicted man freed from death row: NCADP Affiliate: Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty .