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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentLaw & Ethics · 6 years ago

in how many states is the death penalty legal?

as of 2013?

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  • 6 years ago
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    STATES WITH THE DEATH PENALTY (32)

    Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado,

    Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho,

    Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana,

    Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada,

    New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon,

    Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee,

    Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, Wyoming

    Plus U.S. Military & U.S. Gov’t

    Most of these rarely (if ever) use it:

    2012- 43 executions (9 states)

    Texas 15, Oklahoma 6, Arizona 6, Mississippi 6, Ohio 3, Florida 3, South Dakota 2, Idaho 1, Delaware 1.

    2011- 43 executions: (12 states )

    Texas 13, Alabama 6, Ohio 5, Georgia 4, Arizona 4, Florida 2, Mississippi 2,

    Oklahoma 2, Delaware 1, Idaho 1, South Carolina 1,Virginia 1

    2010 - 46 executions (11 states)

    Texas 17, Ohio 8, Alabama 5, Mississippi 3, Oklahoma 3, Virginia 3, Georgia 2,

    Louisiana 1, Florida 1, Utah 1, Washington , Pennsylvania 1

    In 2009, there were 52 executions, carried out by just 11 states:

    Texas 24, Alabama 6, Virginia 3, Oklahoma 3, Ohio 5, Georgia 3, South Carolina 2,

    Florida 2, Tennessee 2, Indiana 1, Missouri 1

  • Bob B
    Lv 7
    6 years ago

    At this time, it is legal in 32 states. It is also an available sentence for some federal crimes, and in the US military. The military has not used it since 1976 (there was a temporary moratorium from 1972-1976 due to a Supreme Court decision).

    It is not available in any of the USA's self-governing territories except American Samoa (which has also not used it since 1976).

    Some of the states that still legally have it, have not used it for several years, or in some cases over a decade, although all states where it is legal have someone on death row.

  • 6 years ago

    By federal statute, all states.

    By state statute, 32 states.

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