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Capital Punishment, 2006 - Statistical Tables

Table 2. Method of execution, by State, 2006

Lethal Injection   Electrocution   Lethal gas   Hanging   Firing Squad
Alabamaa   Alabamaa   Arizonaa,b   Delawarea,c   Idahoa
Arizonaa,b   Arkansasa,d   Californiaa   New Hampshirea,e   Oklahomaf
Arkansasa,d   Floridaa   Missouria   Washingtona   Utahg
Californiaa   Kentuckya,h   Wyomingi        
Colorado   Nebraska            
Connecticut   Oklahomaf            
Delawarea,c   South Carolinaa            
Floridaa   Tennesseea,j            
Georgia   Virginiaa            
Idahoa                
Illinois                
Indiana                
Kansas                
Kentuckya,h                
Louisiana                
Maryland                
Mississippi                
Missouria                
Montana                
Nevada                
New Hampshirea                
New Jersey                
New Mexico                
New York                
North Carolina                
Ohio                
Oklahomaa                
Oregon                
Pennsylvania                
South Carolinaa                
South Dakota                
Tennesseea,j                
Texas                
Utaha                
Virginiaa                
Washingtona                
Wyominga                
Note: The method of execution of Federal prisoners is lethal injection, pursuant to 28 CFR, Part 26. For offenses under the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994, the execution method is that of the State in which the conviction took place (18 U.S.C. 3596).
aAuthorizes two methods of execution.
bAuthorizes lethal injection for persons sentenced after November 15, 1992; inmates sentenced before that date may select lethal injection or gas.
cAuthorizes lethal injection for those whose capital offense occurred on or after June 13, 1986; those who committed the offense before that date may select lethal injection or hanging.
dAuthorizes lethal injection for those whose offense occurred on or after July 4, 1983; inmates whose offense occurred before that data may select lethal injection or electrocution.
eAuthorizes hanging only if lethal injection cannot be given.
fAuthorizes electrocution if lethal injection is held to be unconstitutional, and firing squad if both lethal injection and electrocution are held to be unconstitutional.
gAuthorizes firing squad if lethal injection is held unconstitutional. Inmates who selected execution by firing squad prior to May 3, 2004, may still be entitled to execution by that method.
hAuthorizes lethal injection for persons sentenced on or after March 31, 1998; inmates sentenced before that date may select lethal injection or electrocution.
iAuthorizes lethal gas if lethal injection is held to be unconstitutional.
jAuthorizes lethal injection for those whose capital offense occurred after December 31, 1998; those who committed the offense before that date may select electrocution by written waiver.
Source: National Prisoner Statistics Program (NPS-8).
   See also Methodology.
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