Death Penalty in the USA – Executions and Methods

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Death Penalty in the States of the USA

There is no death penalty in:

  • Alaska
  • Connecticut
  • Hawaii
  • Illinois
  • Iowa
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • North Dakota
  • Rhode Island
  • Vermont
  • Washington DC
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin
  • American Samoa
  • Guam
  • Puerto Rico
  • Virgin Islands

Methods

State Eletrocution Lethal Injection Lethal Gas Firing Squad Hanging Minimum Age
Alabama yes         16
Arizona   yes yes     none
Arkansas yes yes       14
California yes yes       18
Colorado   yes       18
Delaware   yes     yes 16
Florida yes         16
Georgia yes         17
Idaho   yes   yes   none
Indiana    yes     16
Kansas    yes     18
Kentucky yes         16
Lousiana   yes       none
Mississippi   yes yes     16
Missouri   yes yes     16
Montana   yes       none
Nebraska yes         18
Nevada   yes       16
New Hampshire   yes     yes 17
North Carolina   yes yes     17
Ohio yes yes       18
Oklahoma yes yes   yes   16
Oregon   yes       18
Pennsylvania   yes       none
South Carolina yes yes       none
South Dakota   yes       none
Tennessee yes         18
Texas   yes       17
Utah   yes   yes   none
Virginia yes yes       14
Washington   yes     yes 18
Wyoming   yes yes     16
Federal System   yes       18

Source: www.infoplease.com


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